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Beyond the Secret Elephants

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There’s nothing so quintessential as a quiet weekend in Knysna with a book you can’t put down – except perhaps the questions it raises. By Martin Hatchuel. Gareth Patterson wanted to solve one of Knysna’s most common mysteries in his ...

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Global End to African Elephant Exports

The first vote at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties has delivered a historic win for African elephants to end the cruel practice of removing live elephants from the wild for export to captive facilities. This ...

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Hope for Elephant as China Bans Ivory

It has only been a few days since the new year, but 2018 is already bringing new hope for Africa’s beloved elephants. As of 1 January, it is illegal to buy ivory in China, the world’s largest legal ivory market ...

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Elephant Killing: A Threat to Tanzania Tourism

  Elephant poaching in southern Tanzania wildlife conserved parks is under the spotlight by wildlife conservation groups worried over negative economic consequences. A recent report on elephant poaching had indicated that Tanzania has been losing big numbers of elephants in southern ...

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Trap cam snaps Knysna elephant

SA National Parks (SANParks) has reported the sighting of an elephant photographed by a trap camera in the Knysna forest on 6 November 2013. “The footage includes photographs of an elephant whose tusks, trunk and legs are visible, but unfortunately ...

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high-profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – ...

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