Tag: africa

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European Union urged to ban ivory exports immediately

Eighteen international environmental and conservation organisations are calling on EU governments to halt all exports of raw ivory when the EU’s Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora meets on April 10 in Brussels. Ivory trade has expanded in the EU, now the world’s largest exporter of pre-Convention or ‘old’ ivory

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Crime & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.