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Six tons of illegal ivory destroyed as protest against poaching

Six tons of illegal ivory destroyed as protest against poaching

In Africa, elephants are being slaughtered at a record pace by poachers who hope to get rich by selling their ivory tusks. On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tossed six tons of confiscated ivory into a rock crusher, in the hopes that other countries would take the same symbolic step and destroy their stockpiles. Barry Petersen reports.

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Calls for cooperation in battle against ivory poaching

Calls for cooperation in battle against ivory poaching

Democratic Republic of Congo attending a trade and endangered species convention has called on Asian nations to send confiscated ivory back to its country of origin. The convention hopes to promote cooperation between countries and find ways to stifle demand of ivory which would in turn help to decrease poaching of wildlife in Africa.
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Poaching thrives as Asia’s ivory demand grows

Poaching thrives as Asia’s ivory demand grows

Conservationists are fighting a losing battle to protect the African elephant. They say attempts to stem the flood of illegal ivory to Asia are failing and the answer is to tackle demand. Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste reports from Kenya’s Samburu Game Reserve.

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Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant
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Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants — the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa’s elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.

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Ivory poaching: Dramatic effort to save elephants as Cairo’s illegal ivory trade booms

Ivory poaching: Dramatic effort to save elephants as Cairo’s illegal ivory trade booms

In Kenya, M. Sanjayan showed how conservationists are taking desperate measures to save elephants from ivory poachers. Holly Williams went under cover to report on the illegal ivory trade in Cairo that is driven by wealthy Chinese, who prize ivory as a status symbol.

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Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

California Academy of Sciences – California Academy of Sciences

Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants — the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa’s elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.
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Record two tonnes of ivory seized in Kenya

Record two tonnes of ivory seized in Kenya

A huge haul of smuggled ivory, bound for the Far East, has been seized at the port of Mombasa. Report by Nathoom. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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