Latest Campaign News

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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03 April 2013

In the on-going battle against poaching in Central Africa, elephants have an ally in a small but committed force, working tirelessly to secure ivory seizures but perhaps more importantly, arrests and convictions of significant players in the ivory trafficking business.

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28 March 2013

This month, reports from Southern Chad indicate that 89 elephants were gunned down in a single night by a group of well-armed poachers, sparking fears that the 300 Sudanese horse-mounted rebels who annihilated Cameroon’s most significant savannah elephant population in Bouba Ndjida National Park in 2012 may have returned to the region in search of more ivory.

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25 March 2013

During the first two weeks of March, delegates from countries party to CITES (Convention on Trade in Endangered Species) met in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the impacts of trade on elephants, tigers, rhinos, sharks, pangolins, manta rays and much more. The Born Free team was there doing its utmost to urge precaution and encouraging less not more trade... 

12 March 2013

So far, discussions about elephants at the two week CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting currently being held in Bangkok have centred around the current poaching crises hitting many African populations. Despite this, country delegates, some non-governmental organisations and other lobbyists are still talking about legal trade in ivory.

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08 March 2013

Will Travers, Born Free CEO, sends update after the first week of the CITES conference...

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01 March 2013

Working with the Judicial Police, Conservation Justice has assisted with investigations that have resulted in the arrest this week of a high ranking Gabonese official who has admitted to heading one of the country’s largest ivory trafficking networks.

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21 February 2013

See the promotional video for the Bloody Ivory Campaign.

Advisory; this video is powerful, but does not contain images of dead animals.

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