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Eating trees, hunting bans, cancer clues: 3 big elephant stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

August 12, 2019
In case you missed it on World Elephant Day: Elephant diets combat climate change, elephant populations decrease after a lift Botswana lifts its hunting ban and the elephant genome could hold clues to cancer.
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How an unheralded US law could help protect Africa’s forests

By Sophie Bertazzo

June 14, 2019
The head of Conservation International's Africa field division has a suggestion for the continent’s decision-makers: redirect some of your debt to the United States into conserving nature.
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Effort to green Africa gains new member amid mounting challenges

By Morgan Lynch

January 18, 2018
The Kingdom of Lesotho becomes the 13th country to join the GDSA.
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The price of a dead elephant

By Sophie Bertazzo

November 21, 2017
In this new piece for Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan explains why elephants are worth more alive.
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A call to end the ivory trade, led by Africa

By Jamey Anderson

October 3, 2016
The international community has recommended the closure of domestic ivory markets worldwide, following an African-led coalition.
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