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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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30 April 2013

Government wildlife authorities in the recently formed Republic of South Sudan recently issued a statement drawing attention to the loss of elephants during the country’s turbulent 30 year civil war.

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26 April 2013

Elephant meat is reportedly ‘flooding’ village markets around the famous Dzanga-Sangha Reserve in southwest Central African Republic.

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11 April 2013

An ivory dealer has been arrested by wildlife law enforcement officials in Djoum, a border town close to the Gabonese frontier in the South of Cameroon. 

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