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13. May. 2022
Zyri

The elephants Pocha and Guillermina have already arrived at the sanctuary in Brazil

The Asian elephants Pocha and Guillermina arrived at the Brazilian Elephant Sanctuary (SEB) in Mato Grosso this Thursday morning, after five days of travel from Mendoza, Argentina. The animals they had left the ecopark of the provincial capital on Saturday afternoon and his release was celebrated and accompanied by a caravan of cars.

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07. Mar. 2022
Environment News Service

Campaigners, Nations Encourage Japan to Close Ivory Market

Africa’s elephants top a packed agenda for the CITES Standing Committee meeting opening Monday that covers protection for 30+ species of plants and animals. Delegates will consider the live trade in elephants, management of ivory stockpiles, and the closure of domestic ivory markets.

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29. Sep. 2021
The Canary

Wildlife trade body accused of rubber-stamping scandalous sale of at risk elephants

The global wildlife trading body has released a statement regarding Namibia’s scandalous firesale of endangered elephants. Experts and NGOs have condemned the response from the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They argue that it effectively rubber-stamps Namibia’s plan.

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23. Sep. 2021
African Elephant Journal

Namibia’s Live Elephant Exports: Where are they going?

Ever since the announcement by Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) on the 2nd December 2020, the intended capture and export of dozens of wild elephants in Namibia has been the subject of global media coverage. Yet, as the first captures begin, the destination of the elephants remains shrouded in secrecy.

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26. Aug. 2021
The Canary

UN told to get serious about wildlife trade risks in its plan for saving biodiversity

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is engaged in a critical meeting between 23 August and 3 September. During the days-long session, the body is doing advance preparations for the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The world is currently in the midst of an extinction crisis, so the framework will essentially establish the global plan to turn this travesty around.

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20. Nov. 2020
African Elephant Journal

Fondation Franz Weber and 14 other organizations call on the EU to close the ivory trade

On November 9, 2020, the Franz Weber Foundation and 14 other nature and animal protection organizations called on the EU to finally close its internal market for ivory by deleting the exceptions currently granted in the law. The European Commission is expected to announce further changes to its ivory legislation soon. The NGOs expect the EU – currently the largest still open internal market for ivory – to finally take on responsibility.

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14. Oct. 2020
Worldchurch

A Disturbing Peek Inside Argentina's Horse Meat Industry

A new documentary uncovers some disturbing truths about the unregulated networks that provide more than half of the horse meat that Europe consumes.

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08. Oct. 2020
The Citizen

Wild elephants relocated, contracepted and tracked to better understand behaviour

The immunocontraception of female elephants are integral to controlling elephant populations, and saving them from being culled. This is HSI-Africa’s 1041st elephant to receive non-invasive immunocontraception.

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25. Aug. 2020
The Local

EXPLAINED: Why a plan to shoot deer at this Basel City cemetery is causing a storm

A plan to shoot several deer who live in a cemetery just a few kilometres from the centre of Basel is causing a stir in Switzerland.

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