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Britain's Prince William called for global action Wednesday to stop the illegal wildlife trade that's devastating populations of some of the world's most magnificent wild animals -- including elephants, rhinos and tigers. The prince spoke at a
conservationists pitted against criminal gangs. But the wildlife experts say it's a fight they have to take on. They have gathered at the Zoological Society of London to tackle how to halt the rapidly growing trade in animals.
And in an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prof White's friend and ally, the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, told me he will be demanding "zero tolerance" from his Chinese peers regarding ivory trafficking. Gabon has lost a third of its
The United States is cracking down on the sale and purchase of ivory in hopes of curbing a surge in illicit poaching that's threatening to wipe out elephants and other species in Africa. The ivory ban is a key component of a new, national strategy
Media playback is unsupported on your device Elephant calves orphaned by wildlife poaching 12 February 2014 Last updated at 00:16 GMT Prince Charles, David Cameron and the Duke of Cambridge are among those hosting an international conference in
But China has won accolades from Unep and others for its first firm and public anti-poaching signal. Poaching is on the rise, with 177 elephants felled two years ago and 384 last year. From a population of 167,000, there are only 35,000 today.
both living and dead -- during the international, month-long operation. The China-led transnational effort, codenamed Cobra II, aimed to crack down on illegal wildlife trade. Authorities recovered over 10,000 live European eels and pig-nosed turtles,
According to the government, the illegal wildlife industry is worth more than £6bn each year, and it is growing. Rhino horns can sell for up to £40,000 ($65,000) per kg, making it more expensive than gold...Of course, the issue is not just confined
Comments One of the four elephants killed for ivory at Logorate, near Mugie Ranch in Samburu County on September 24, 2013. In Summary With 25,000 elephants poached globally in 2011 and 22,000 in 2012, the illegal wildlife trade has become a global
Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior Washington, D.C...Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe Statement on France's Destruction of Seized Ivory Today, France's Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy announced the