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HONG KONG FINALLY PHASING OUT IVORY Medium
January 17, 2016

Conservationists around the globe are celebrating  monumental news from Hong Kong , which announced last week that it will work to phase out local ivory sales.  While it’s been illegal to import or export ivory

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A POSITIVE STEP FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN LION Medium
December 20, 2015

It’s bittersweet that it has come to this: the great African lion is now officially an endangered species. But with that comes good news: after an almost five-year battle, when conservationists first petitioned to have the African

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ANOTHER WIN FOR AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS Medium
October 8, 2015

Some exciting news from the USA this week: California has become the third state, joining New York and New Jersey, to ban the trade of ivory within in the state. California's new law bans all sale, offer for sale, possession with intent to sell,

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THE NEWS WE’VE ALL BEEN HOPING FOR? Medium
September 25, 2015

  Over the last few years, more than 100,000 elephant lives have been lost. It’s been overwhelming, and at times felt hopeless. But on Friday, something happened that could change everything in the fight to save Africa’s

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CRUSHING MORE THAN JUST IVORY Medium
June 21, 2015

On Friday, Big Life partner US Fish & Wildlife Service , and other government departments, crushed one ton of seized ivory in New York’s Times Square. While destruction ceremonies, like this one, contribute to removing illegal

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CHINA PROMISES TO PHASE OUT IVORY INDUSTRY Medium
June 7, 2015

Almost to the day of the 1-year anniversary of the death of Satao, one of Kenya’s remaining Big Tuskers poached for his ivory, and on the heels of news that Mozambique and Tanzania are sustaining huge elephant losses (their elephant populations

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A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE BLOODY TUNNEL? Medium
March 15, 2015

Once in a while everyone has one of those weeks you wish would just end, and we are in one...

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IVORY STOCKPILE DESTRUCTION IN HONG KONG - CHAPTER ONE Medium
May 20, 2014

The destruction of ivory stockpiles around the world is gathering momentum, and this week was one of the most significant - the first batch of 29 tonnes of confiscated ivory being destroyed in one of the ground zeroes for the sale of ivory, Hong Kong...

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GREAT NEWS FROM KENYA AT LAST IN THE BATTLE AGAINST POACHERS Medium
December 4, 2013

At 10:30pm yesterday, the Kenyan Parliament passed the long-awaited Wildlife Bill, which upon signing by the President, will become the new Wildlife Act....

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BIG LIFE AT THE U.S IVORY CRUSH, DENVER, NOVEMBER 14 Medium
November 14, 2013

It was an important but sad moment - to see the tusks of so many hundreds and hundreds of elephants ground up into deliberately valueless dust - elephants whose lives were lost for nought, like all the millions of others whose lives over the decades have been brutally and needlessly extinguished for their ivory....

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ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM KENYAN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK....
May 24, 2013

ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM KENYAN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK REGARDING FIGHTING THE OUT-OF-CONTROL POACHING IN THE COUNTRY. NOW WE NEED ACTION.

Paula Kahumbu, executive director of WildlifeDirect, reports on what occurred in the Kenya Parliament this week....

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CNN/ CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR REPORT: "CHINA'S IVORY CRAZE IS KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS" Medium
May 10, 2013

CNN/ CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR REPORT: "CHINA'S IVORY CRAZE IS KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS" As another mass slaughter of 26 elephants by Sudanese militia occurred inside Centra Africa Republic's World Heritage SIte National Park at Dzanga Bai

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