Tag: ivory

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Art exhibition highlights stark reality of illegal wildlife trade

One of the UK’s top wildlife artists, Gary Hodges, is preparing for his first solo exhibition in more than two decades, Heart & Soul, which features over 150 exhibits following a sell-out private viewing and is set to raise thousands for the work of EIA and the Born Free Foundation to combat the illegal wildlife trade

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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.