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The good, the bad and the endangered – wildlife wins and losses at CITES Standing Committee

A packed agenda saw a wide range of issues raised, from tiger farms and domestic ivory markets to management of seized timber stocks and guidance for demand reduction programmes. We were busy preparing and making interventions coordinating with other NGOs in preventing over-exploitation of wildlife worldwide

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MPs listening to you over closure of UK ivory market

I want to let you know that your call to tackle the poaching of wild elephants was heard. We are making progress. Thank you so much. We wouldn’t have made this progress without all of you who donated and urged your MPs to speak at yesterday’s debate to shut the UK ivory market

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China ivory ban a big win for elephants – if done properly

At the end of 2016, elephants made headlines as China announced a timeframe for closing its domestic ivory market – long held by many conservationists as the single biggest step that could be taken to end the slaughter of elephants. It is now imperative the ban be strongly enforced and any potential loopholes closed