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Chobe elephants a powerful reminder of what we fight for

We visited Kasane, Botswana to attend the international Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade and had a chance to capture some beautiful images of wild elephants in Chobe National Park. When dealing with environmental criminality on a regular basis, images like these are an important reminder of what we're fighting for.

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Tale of the tiger’s fight for survival is released in the UK

We’re more accustomed to blazing trails, sticking our necks out and raising the alarm on emerging issues than blowing our own trumpet. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but be proud to read JA Mills’ perspective of our role in the conservation of tigers and other wildlife, and that of my colleagues past and present

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On World Pangolin Day spread word of unique creature’s plight

February 21 is World Pangolin Day and to mark the occasion we’re pleased to publish this guest blog from Darren Pietersen, chairman of the African Pangolin Working Group, a not-for-profit organisation based in Africa which undertakes research and conservation activities on pangolins in various African countries

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In the fight against illegal trade, don’t forget about the tigers

With as few as 3,200 wild tigers remaining, every single one counts. Based on known incidents of poaching, trafficking and illegal sales, at least 1,500 tigers have ended up in trade since 2000. That might not grab the same headlines as the tragedy unfolding for Africa’s elephants and rhinos but it is no less a crisis

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Passionate memoir of the fight to save tigers from extinction

With the crisis facing elephants and rhinos, it is a timely reminder to the international community not to forget the tiger, especially in the lead up to a high-level international meeting in Botswana in March 2015, a follow-up to the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade hosted by the UK in February 2014