Iconic Namibian elephant ‘Voortrekker’ killed by trophy hunter

Namibia’s most famous elephant bull known as Voortrekker (“Pioneer”) to thousands of tourists was shot last week by a trophy hunter, ten years after he first escaped the hunter’s bullet. The elephant was shot on a “problem elephant “permit, however it appears that this was false, as a letter from three communal conservancies opposing the […]

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POLL: Should the export of “legal ivory” be made illegal?

POLL: Should the export of “legal ivory” be made illegal?

The United Kingdom ships more legal ivory beyond its borders than any other country, according to an analysis released today by the London-based NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The announcement comes two days before World Elephant Day on Saturday. Globally, elephant numbers are falling, down 30 percent between 2007 and 2014 — a decline driven largely […]

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