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Poaching: New Report Puts Tanzania on List of Shame in Africa - Thecitizen.Co.Tz
World  (tags: Africa, Elephants, Poaching, Ivory Trade, Report, Government corruption, Militias, Crime )

- 1793 days ago -
A new report has listed Tanzania among seven "corrupt governments" in Africa that support elephant poaching. Organised crime, government corruption and militias are all linked to elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade operating across borders.
Hard Times For Humans Lead To Hard Times For Elephants
World  (tags: poverty, droughts, elephants, suffer, killed, destruction, habitat, ivory trade )

- 2780 days ago -
During economic downturns, people who live in poor, rural areas may turn increasingly often to the habitat around them for food, shelter, and/or fuel.
Tanzania Refused Permission to Sell Ivory
World  (tags: tanzania, ivory trade, sell ivory haul, permission rejected cites, wildife poaching, elephants disappearing )

- 3318 days ago -
Tanzania has been refused permission to sell 80 tons of stockpiled ivory to Japan and China. Tanzania said it wanted to sell the stockpiles so it could build much-needed roads and schools. However CITES,
World Votes to Continue Trading in Species on Verge of Extinction
World  (tags: worldwide, countries, endangered species, betrayed, ivory trade, bluefin tuna, polar bears, government )

- 3320 days ago -
We are disappointed that the UK Government, and European Union member countries as a whole, have not gone into this meeting with a much stronger message against the ivory trade and in favour of elephant protection. Their sheer size and strength have
Opposition to Ivory Trade Growing in Doha
World  (tags: ivory trade, opposition, tanzanzia, african elephants, proposals, doha, wildife, conference )

- 3323 days ago -
Support for Tanzania's proposal to weaken international protection for African elephants and trade internationally in nearly 90 tonnes of ivory appears to be evaporating at the CITES meeting in Doha, Qatar this week. In breaking news from the conference
Elephants - Ivory - and Organized Crime
World  (tags: tragedy, african elephants, international, organized crime, ivory trade, extinction, destruction )

- 3326 days ago -
Elephant numbers are imprecise, but what is not imprecise is that elephants are being poached for their tusks. Bill Conway's number of 625,000 African elephants in 1989 was stated earlier. Despite CITES and the international attention to dwindling Africa
World  (tags: reports, african countries, anger, corruption, ivory trade, elephant poaching, environmentalists )

- 3327 days ago -
-- British and US environmentalists have angered Tanzanians and Zambians with a new report strongly advising against legalising the sale of local ivory stocks, saying "official corruption" would lead to further illegal ivory trade. The attack comes
Army Accused of Killing Elephants, Selling Ivory
World  (tags: burmese army, wildife trafficking, killing elephants, selling ivory, ivory trade, china )

- 3332 days ago -
Burmese army units from Butheetaung and Maungdaw townships in Arakan State are reportedly capturing and killing wild elephants and illegally exporting ivory to China, according to an Arakan environmental and human rights organization. The rounding
East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania Disagree on Ivory Trade
World  (tags: ivory trade, elephants, protection, kenya, tanzania, disagreeing )

- 3348 days ago -
African elephants are classified in CITES Appendix I, in which trade is prohibited. Tanzania and Zambia have been lobbying for the elephant to be down-listed from Appendix I to Appendix II, which covers endangered species but in which limited
ACTION ALERT: Help Stop The Bloody Ivory Trade!!!
World  (tags: ivory trade, worldwide, africa, elephants, disappearing, extinction )

- 3350 days ago -
The image of elephant carcasses is a haunting one. Lifeless bodies strewn across the African Savannah, their faces literally sawed off for their tusks. Did they suffer when the first bullet pierced their skin? The second? Did they leave behind a baby, now
Say NO to the Ivory Trade
World  (tags: elephants, tragedy, greed, word, disappearing, ivory trade )

- 3353 days ago -
In 1979 there were an estimated 1.3 million African elephants. A decade later, widespread poaching had reduced that figure by half. Just 600,000 African elephants remained. Africa's savannahs and forests were no longer sanctuaries for elephants; they
World  (tags: worldwide, elephants, extinction, threatened, africa, ivory trade, elephants massacred )

- 3353 days ago -
Some experts are warning that Africa is losing as much as 8% (36,000) of its elephants each year due to poaching for ivory. Zakouma National Park in Chad, Central Africa, is a prime example. In 2006, Zakouma's elephant population stood at 3,880.
Looking for Clues in the Ivory Jungle
World  (tags: africa, ivory trade, elephant poaching, elephants, CITES, Asia, governments, politics )

- 4333 days ago -
Willem Wijnstekers gave more answers on ivory than anything else - in particular, on the question of whether even a very limited legal ivory trade would stimulate elephant poaching.

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