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Press Release: The Lion’s Share provides lifeline to wildlife tourism communities, as COVID-19 jeopardizes conservation worldwide

Press Release: The Lion’s Share provides lifeline to wildlife tourism communities, as COVID-19 jeopardizes conservation worldwide

By UNDP Critical funds raised by innovative UNDP partnership with brands to support local communities at the frontlines of conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. New York – The Lion’s Share today announced new grants to support communities dependent on wildlife-based tourism – an industry that employs millions and is critical to wildlife conservation around the world, but one that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will fund local projects in nine countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America to build resilience in communities in wildlife-rich areas...

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Press Release: Wildlife crime and conservation expert John Scanlon appointed chair of UK government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund

Press Release: Wildlife crime and conservation expert John Scanlon appointed chair of UK government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund

By Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith gov.uk International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith has appointed John Scanlon as chair of the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund. The IWT Challenge Fund supports projects aiming to tackle the illegal wildlife trade around the world.Published 30 July 2020. Conservation, sustainability and wildlife expert John E. Scanlon AO has been appointed by International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith as the first independent chair of the UK government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. The...

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Press Release: Bees To Help Elephants And Tribes Thrive In Africa: A Powerful New Partnership To Help Save The Wild

Press Release: Bees To Help Elephants And Tribes Thrive In Africa: A Powerful New Partnership To Help Save The Wild

By  Comvita New Zealand Comvita, New Zealand’s largest producer of UMF Mānuka honey, has today announced a new multi-year partnership with wildlife charity Saving the Wild, which will see the two organisations work together on global projects to help protect ‘nature in need’. As the major Sponsorship Partner of Saving the Wild, Comvita will be acting upon its founding values, with the mission to connect people to nature at the heart of the partnership. Established in 1974, Comvita and came to life in a counter-culture movement built on respect for nature and humankind. Saving the...

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Press Release: Elephant Poaching is not decreasing in most of Africa

Press Release: Elephant Poaching is not decreasing in most of Africa

 Kasane, Botswana – New research led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) reveals that poaching of African elephants for their ivory has not decreased since 2011 in Western, Southern, and Central Africa. As a result, continued efforts to combat poaching will be necessary to save elephant populations. The new study was published June 23rd in Scientific Reports, in collaboration from researchers at the University of Washington and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.  Across Africa, a wave of elephant poaching for ivory began around 2005. Some recent studies suggested that poaching peaked...

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