African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

In a much-hyped conference last month to strong-arm the international wildlife trade organisation CITES into allowing the global sale of elephants and ivory, Zimbabwe last week invited 16 African countries and a range of dignitaries to join its cause. However, only five countries signed the conference declaration and the summit failed to come up with […]

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Petition: Urge Facebook to Enforce Policies to End Wildlife Trafficking

Petition: Urge Facebook to Enforce Policies to End Wildlife Trafficking

Despite Facebook’s promises to fight the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, it persists and continues to profit from the imprisonment and neglect of helpless animals. A recent report by Avaaz claims that Facebook remains a popular platform for cruel animal traffickers. The researchers found that Facebook’s algorithms “help criminals grow their business.” It should not be […]

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Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Washington D.C. — Animal welfare groups and conservation activists are taking issue with a recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to issue permits to hunters wanting to import elephant hunting trophies into the United States from the African countries of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) brought […]

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