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Progress: Elephant Poaching Is Down for the 5th Year in a Row
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, elephant population, ivory trade, wildlife trafficking, poaching, Endangered Species, flora and fauna, cites )

- 625 days ago -
Elephants face many obstacles, but a new report brings a glimmer of hope for this endangered species. According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), elephant poaching in Africa is down for the...
Wood of the Gods (If Infected)
Offbeat  (tags: planting trees, Dasho, Bhutan, Keiji Nishoka, aquillaria tree, treasure, rich, agar wood, eaglewood, infected, musky smell, aphrodesiac, fragrances, fungul reaction, poaching, CITES )

- 3383 days ago -
"If one of these trees get infected, Druk Seed Corporation (DSC) will become the richest organisation." This was what late Dasho Keiji Nishoka, who was in Bhutan from 1964 - 1992, said after planting 3,000 aquillaria trees or agar wood in Bhutan for the
Tanzania, Zambia Ivory Sales Requests Fail at CITES
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, ivory, CITES, protection, wildlife )

- 3409 days ago -
Requests from Zambia and Tanzania to hold one-off sales of their ivory stockpiles failed during a United Nations species trade meeting that comes during a worldwide poaching crisis.
Tigers Hang Onto Protection By Their Claws
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, protected, stop tiger trade, conservationalists, cites )

- 3410 days ago -
Despite rapidly dwindling numbers of wild tigers, no greater protection was afforded to them at Cites but conservationalists signed relief when it was reaffirmed that countries not be allowed to breed tigers for trade.
Offbeat  (tags: cites, poaching reforms, animal protection, poachers released )

- 3419 days ago -
WWF believes that the release of six alleged rhino poachers in Zimbabwe highlights the need to reform poaching law enforcemnt at the upcoming 15th meeting of CITES. The men were arrested in Bubye Valley Conservancy, which is home to Zimbabwe's largest

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