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An international convention will meet next week to decide whether to grant requests from Tanzania and Zambia to lower the protection status of their elephants, allowing them to conduct one-time sales of stockpiled ivory.
On the eve of a an international conference aiming to protect the worldâ€™s endangered species, a number of African nations are struggling to reach a consensus on whether they should allow new stockpiles of ivory to be dumped on the markets.
Official media reported on Wednesday that Vietnamese customs officials have found 440 pounds of elephant ivory tusks that were illegally imported from Kenya.
On Friday, experts said that ivory and game meat trafficking has turned out to be one of the most lucrative illegal trades in Africa because of rising demands in Asia.
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.
Environmental group WWF said on Monday that poachers might have used pineapples to poison and kill an endangered Sumatran elephant for its tusk.
Indochinaâ€™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.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An armed poacher suspected to be behind a spate of elephant killings was shot and killed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers during a gun battle yesterday in Tsavo East National Park.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, (Campephilus principalis), is a very large and extremely rare or extinct member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. It is officially listed as an endangered species, and until recently had widely been considered extinct. However one male bird has been reportedly sighted in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. If its rediscovery is confirmed, this would make the Ivory-billed Woodpecker a lazarus species, a species that is rediscovered alive after being considered...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.