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23 June 2013

With a population of between 4,000 and 5,000 elephants, Burkina Faso is home to the largest remaining elephant population in West Africa.

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21 June 2013

Today, the Philippines joined the list of countries to have destroyed a large quantity of ivory, forever putting it out of reach of the illegal trade and sending a clear message to those who seek to profit from the death of the iconic African elephant.

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04 June 2013

Just come to light are reports of elephant tusks en route from Tanzania being impounded by government authorities in Malawi around two weeks ago. 

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03 June 2013

Authorities in Burkina Faso are dedicated to trying to prevent widespread elephant poaching but they need help – L’Équipe des Éléphants – a new anti-poaching unit will bring vitally needed additional security to the country’s elephants.

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29 May 2013

A new film, ‘The Congo Basin Ivory Trade’ narrated by Will Travers Born Free's CEO, reveals the scale of Chinese demand for ivory carvings in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and efforts to prevent poaching in Central Africa.

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22 May 2013

Killed in a place and at a time unknown, around 144 elephants meet their end to satisfy demand for ivory in the Far East. 

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18 May 2013

As was agreed at the 64th CITES Standing Committee in March 2013, national ivory action plans have now been formulated and submitted to the CITES Secretariat by eight countries.

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17 May 2013

Some welcome news from the Republic of Congo – the notorious kingpin of an elephant poaching and ivory trafficking network, operating with impunity in a National Park in the north of the country for many years, has finally been arrested and will be prosecuted.

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09 May 2013

Last week we reported how, in the wake of the political crises currently gripping the Central African Republic, elephant poachers are overrunning Dzanga-Sangha Reserve in the country’s southwest.

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03 May 2013

Once again, Hong Kong customs authorities have intercepted a large consignment of illegal ivory destined for ‘consumers’ in the Far East. On 30th April a shipping container labelled as containing 'spare parts' and originating from Burundi and bound for Singapore, was found to contain 113 pieces of tusks.

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