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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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New study paints grim picture for Africa’s forest elephants

By Bruno Vander Velde

August 31, 2016
Poaching has killed off 60 percent of Africa’s forest-dwelling elephants since 2002 alone.
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From the archives: The value of an elephant

By Molly Bergen

August 12, 2016
Get up to speed on the current plight of elephants — as well as signs for hope for their future.
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U.S. flexing muscle against wildlife trafficking, terrorist groups

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 28, 2015
A bill in the U.S. Congress aims to curb the killing — and the terrorist organizations who profit.
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5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking

By Bruno Vander Velde

July 23, 2015
As the future of our planet’s most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.
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