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2009-07-09 12:41:50

Rhino poaching is expected to hit its highest levels in 15 years due to increased demand for the animals’ horns in Asia.

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2009-06-19 09:11:06

Legal loopholes and insufficient law enforcement mean that Thailand continues to harbor the largest illegal ivory market in Asia, says a new report from the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC.

2009-04-28 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Solomon Islands controversial trade in wild-caught dolphins is to be subject to an in-depth review under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as decided by the CITES Animals Committee at its annual meeting last week in Geneva. Evidence from leading cetacean experts in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Cetacean Specialist Group (CSG) reveals a lack of...

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2009-04-14 08:49:53

A prohibited primate trade for the purpose of laboratory tests is flourishing in Indonesia even though local and international regulations were created to halt it, a British animal welfare group announced.

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2009-02-18 08:05:16

Indochina’s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Vietnam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

2008-12-29 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Year should begin well for elephants with eBay's worldwide ban on ivory products set to go into effect January 1, 2009.

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2008-10-29 14:09:33

The first U.N.-approved auction of elephant ivory in almost a decade yielded lower prices than many analysts predicted on Tuesday.

2008-10-28 21:00:19

The sale of tons of elephant ivory in Namibia this week has conservationists concerned it may trigger widespread poaching of elephants.

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2008-10-28 08:30:00

For almost ten years, it has been illegal to sell ivory in southern Africa, but all that changes Tuesday.

2008-08-07 18:00:49

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird today congratulated Canadian and American enforcement officers for a big victory in the battle against international elephant ivory smuggling.


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