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For almost ten years, it has been illegal to sell ivory in southern Africa, but all that changes Tuesday.
Congo poachers have destroyed twenty percent of the elephants in Africa's oldest national park due to China buying more ivory.
African elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory at a pace unseen since an international ban on the ivory trade took effect in 1989. But the public outcry that resulted in that ban is absent today, and a University of Washington conservation biologist contends it is because the public seems to be unaware of the giant mammals' plight.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman rejected any criticism of his government's fight against illegal ivory trade. Commenting on an NGO report critical of China's program, Liu Jianchao said it is unfair and twists facts, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
By Michael McCarthy; Colin Brown China was given permission to become a licensed buyer of ivory yesterday, provoking widespread condemnation from environmentalists and politicians, who said the move was a grave threat to the future of wild elephants in Africa and Asia.
Despite strong objections from conservation groups, a United Nations agency has approved the sale of African elephant ivory to China. Meeting in Geneva, the U.N.
A Geneva meeting on endangered species will decide whether to let China import elephant ivory but the issue has already raised alarm among animal rights groups. Among the issues on the agenda of the five-day meeting of the U.N.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is alarmed by the dramatic decline of at least 30 percent in the Bengal tiger population of Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal.
By From Staff Reports/ms, Picayune Item, Miss. Jul. 1--PICAYUNE -- A Picayune resident was among two men who have been sentenced for wildlife crimes after being caught in a federal sting operation called Operation Stone Duck.
By Robin Fitzgerald, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 28--Two Coast men were sentenced to prison in a federal probe of illegal deer kills by spotlighting and poaching.
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