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23 March 2010

Doha Delivers for Elephants!

Just minutes before they entered the debating chamber, delegates from the African Elephant Coalition, representing the majority of African elephant range States, were inspired by the huge vote of support from 500,000 people around the world, organized by Born Free and Avaaz.

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22 March 2010

(Doha)–Zambia has withdrawn its request for the sale of stockpiled ivory during the debate over its proposal to the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna Flora. This ensures that the Meeting will not allow trade in any elephant ivory.

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22 March 2010

(Doha)–CITES Parties voting in Doha, Qatar today rebuffed a move by Tanzania to sell off more than 89 tonnes of stockpiled ivory to China and Japan. The vote sent a strong message that the Parties want a resting period from consideration of trade in elephant ivory in order to allow them to undertake the important work of examining the plight of other wild species at risk from international trade.

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17 March 2010

(Doha)— Support for Tanzania’s proposal to weaken international protection for African elephants and trade internationally in nearly 90 tonnes of ivory appears to be evaporating at the CITES meeting in Doha, Qatar this week. In breaking news from the conference hall, the CITES Secretariat has issued a statement opposing the Tanzania proposal.

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16 March 2010

Further evidence of increased poaching throughout Central Africa, in particular in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with new data showing a steep increase since 2006 and widespread involvement of the military.

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16 March 2010

Will the lives of thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of Africa’s beleaguered elephants be put at risk because of the United Kingdom’s lack of leadership? It could all be down to the decision that the representatives of the United Kingdom make in the next few days.

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15 March 2010

In an extraordinary, unprecedented, and quite undiplomatic start to CITES CoP 15, a delegate from Botswana moved during plenary to have Proposal 6 removed from the Agenda.

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15 March 2010

An article in the 12 March 2010 issue of Science journal by 27 eminent elephant conservationists warns of the grave danger posed to elephant populations throughout Africa should the proposed sales of ivory be approved. 

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12 March 2010

An international team of 27 conservationists, writing in the March 12 edition of Science, says allowing the proposed sale of stockpiled ivory by Zambia and Tanzania could lead to increased slaughter of elephants for their ivory throughout Africa.

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11 March 2010

Born Free has just heard that the IUCN1 Red List status for the African Elephant has been corrected from 'Near Threatened' to 'Vulnerable' as of midnight 10 March 2010.  Other corrections made are to the status of the Central African sub-population, now 'Endangered' (previously 'Data Deficient') and that of West Africa now 'Vulnerable' (previously 'Near Threatened').

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