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Press Release: Importing of hunting trophies banned to protect world’s threatened species

Press Release: Importing of hunting trophies banned to protect world’s threatened species

By Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith, and The Rt Hon George Eustice MP - Gov.UK Government response to the consultation and call for evidence sets out one of the toughest bans in the world on the import of hunting trophies. mport of hunting trophies from thousands of endangered and threatened species to be banned - including lions, rhinos, elephants, and polar bearsBan on imports of hunting trophies will be one of toughest in the world and protect nearly 7,000 speciesKey manifesto commitment as part of a wider UK drive on international...

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Press Release: The Export of 42 Wild-Caught Live Elephants from Namibia May Violate International Law

Press Release: The Export of 42 Wild-Caught Live Elephants from Namibia May Violate International Law

Conservation and wildlife law experts call for immediate halt to capture and export of wild elephants from vulnerable desert-adapted population. (Sept. 29, 2021) - Conservationists and wildlife trade experts from non-governmental organisations across the globe are calling for a halt to Namibia’s controversial capture and export of wild elephant family groups including from the country’s unique desert-adapted elephant population, already threatened by years of drought, habitat loss and trophy hunting. According to a number of conservation NGOs, the exports intended by Namibia -- most likely...

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Press Release: Statement on trade in live African elephants under Articles III and IV of the Convention

Press Release: Statement on trade in live African elephants under Articles III and IV of the Convention

By CITES Secretariat 17 September 2021 - In recent weeks, members of the public and non-governmental organizations have expressed concerns about the possibility that Namibia is planning to export live African elephants. The CITES Secretariat is issuing this public statement to provide some historical background and describe the complex rules that regulate international trade in African elephants for information purposes only. The CITES Secretariat is issuing this public statement to provide some historical background and describe the complex rules that regulate international trade in...

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Press Release: Legal Sales of Ivory in Tokyo Drive Illegal Exports

Press Release: Legal Sales of Ivory in Tokyo Drive Illegal Exports

By WildAid and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund. Tokyo, Japan – A report released today by WildAid and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund (JTEF)­ documents ivory businesses in Tokyo targeting Chinese customers, who knowingly operate with the assumption that the purchased ivory items will eventually be exported, evading direct involvement in illegal export, and complying with the laws and regulations on domestic ivory trade. ‘TOKYO IVORY Catering to International Orders: An investigation behind the scenes of persistent illegal ivory exports’ documents undercover...

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