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African Forest Elephants Are Being Massacred Into Extinction
Animals  (tags: Elephant Slaughter, Ivory, Poaching, Terrorism, Al Shabaab )

Col
- 99 days ago - salon.com
An undercover investigation by the Elephant Action League (EAL) found that 40% of Al-Shabaab's income--as much as half a million dollars a month--comes from trafficking in illicit ivory...A couple of dozen elephant tusks are all it took to fund the deadly..
Outlaw Elephant Poaching in Kenya - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Poaching, Kenya, stop, killing, ivory, elephants, animals )

Marie
- 116 days ago - change.org
The demand for ivory-based products from Kenya has boomed in China. To meet these trade demands, the government of Kenya has made the mass poaching of elephants legal.
Mozambique: Police Seize Seven Rhino Horns
Animals  (tags: wildlife, suffering, slaughter, Ivory, elephants )

Jill
- 117 days ago - allafrica.com
The spokesperson for the Maputo City Police Command, Orlando Muumane, told reporters that the suitcases also contained 44 kilos of ivory, and eight kilos of ivory bracelets. The labels on the suitcases indicated that their destination was Vietnam
Please Sign: End Illegal Ivory Trade in the US Now!
Animals  (tags: Ivory, poaching, elephants, central African elephants, US market, criminal networds, US instability, Laos-based criminal traffickers, John Kerry, Denver ivory crushed, moratorium on US Ivory trade, extnctionwildlife, protection, killing, tusks )

Susan
- 141 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The U.S. has the world's second largest market for ivory sales, and some serve as fronts for illegal sales. Poaching is killing a staggering 96 elephants a day in Africa. and unless something is done to turn the tide, they could be extinct in 10 years.
Chinese Government: Outlaw Ivory Carving - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Ivory, poachers, elephants, china, killing, carving, petition, animals )

Marie
- 185 days ago - change.org
Tanzania's despairing Tourism minister has demanded an official shoot-to-kill policy against elephant poachers.
Kenyan Makes 900-Km U.S Trek to Fight Elephant Poaching
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, slaughter, suffering, sadness, investigation, extinction, endangered, conservation, animals, pets )

Jill
- 187 days ago - allafrica.com
Jim Nyamu is a man on a mission. With Kenyan flag in hand, he has spent the past month crossing the northeastern United States on foot, stopping along the way to tell people how a growing demand for elephant ivory, especially in Asia
South Africa: SADC Bemoans Rise in Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, slaughter, suffering, sadness, investigation, extinction, endangered, conservation, animals )

Jill
- 188 days ago - allafrica.com
SOUTHERN Africa Development Community (SADC) ministers responsible for wildlife have expressed concern at the increasing poaching levels of elephants and rhinos in the region
Zimbabwe Gov Plans to Pardon Villagers Who Surrender Cyanide Used to Kill Elephants
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, slaughter, suffering, sadness, investigation, extinction, endangered, conservation, animals, pets )

Jill
- 188 days ago - allafrica.com
The villagers are reportedly being exploited by syndicates who pay them as little as US$500 to kill elephants, with the syndicates selling a pair of tusks for as much as US$17,000.
South Africa: Ivory Poaching Financing Terrorism - Report
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, terrorism, tusks, slaughter, killing )

Jill
- 191 days ago - allafrica.com
Islamic extremists Al-Shabaab receive a large amount of money through ivory and rhino horn smuggling, Beeld reported on Wednesday
Cameroon: Judge's Twin Brothers Accused of Killing 100 Elephants
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, slaughter, suffering, sadness, investigation, extinction, endangered, conservation, animals )

Jill
- 201 days ago - allafrica.com
On Monday, a court in the southeastern Cameroon town of Yokadouma found Symphorien Sangha guilty of killing elephants and wounding a forest ranger.
Africa: U.S to Destroy Six Tons of Illegal Ivory
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, suffering, slaughter, killing )

Jill
- 215 days ago - allafrica.com
U.S. wildlife authorities say they will destroy six metric tons of illegal elephant ivory seized by customs agents. Whole tusks, carvings and other ivory material held in storage in the western state of Colorado will be crushed next month.
Africa's Rebels Turn to Ivory Trade
Animals  (tags: wildlife, cruelty, elephants, slaughter, ivory )

Jill
- 220 days ago - allafrica.com
The demand for ivory has increased worldwide. Rebel groups in central Africa have joined the trade.They are killing elephants and sell their tusks to get money for better weapons.
Chocolate-Shaped Ivory Seized in Macao
Animals  (tags: wildlife, ivory, slaughter, suffering, killing )

Jill
- 269 days ago - english.cri.cn
Two South African travelers failed to smuggle 34 kilograms of ivory into Macao on Wednesday, as local customs officials found 15 suspicious chocolate boxes in their luggage.
Hong Kong Seizes Baby Elephant Tusks in Major Ivory Haul
Animals  (tags: cruelty, wildlife, elephants, poaching, ivory, suffering, slaughter, endangered )

Jill
- 269 days ago - au.news.yahoo.com
More than 1,000 ivory tusks, mainly from baby elephants, were seized by Hong Kong customs in their biggest haul in three years, officials said on Friday.
Kenya: Tourists Watch Jumbo Poaching
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, cruelty, slaughter )

Jill
- 288 days ago - 254lately.com
A group of horrified tourists witnessed poachers hack an elephant's tusks. "There were three men in civilian clothing next to the elephant and they had a motorbike parked on the murram road. They were taking out the tusks," said one of the tourists.
 

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