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Wildlife Trafficker From Uganda Sentenced To 63 Months For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns And Elephant Ivory

Wildlife Trafficker From Uganda Sentenced To 63 Months For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns And Elephant Ivory

By Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MOAZU KROMAH, a/k/a “Ayoub,” a/k/a “Ayuba,” a/k/a “Kampala Man,” a citizen of Liberia and resident of Uganda, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for conspiring to traffic in millions of dollars in rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, both endangered wildlife species, which involved the illegal poaching of more than approximately 35 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants.  The sentence was imposed by U.S....

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Press Release:  City life or farm life? When elephants adapt to different human development

Press Release:  City life or farm life? When elephants adapt to different human development

By Tempe Adams - Elephants Without Borders  Kasane, Botswana- New research led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) has discovered that elephant movement through wildlife corridors is directly impacted by differing forms of human pressures and development. From 2012 to 2019, EWB monitored elephants' movements through six wildlife corridors with the use of motion-detected camera traps in two different human-dominated landscapes: the townships of Kasane and Kazungula, and the farming villages of the Chobe Enclave, both located in the Chobe District  The study, published today in...

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Press Release:  137 NGOs, one demand: ban trophy hunting

Press Release: 137 NGOs, one demand: ban trophy hunting

Fondation Franz Weber, Born Free et al With a coalition of 137 non-governmental organizations, FFW is calling for a ban on the cruel practice of trophy hunting. In the face of the unprecedented man-made global biodiversity crisis, in which species survival is threatened by multiple factors including habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation, climate change, and pollution, trophy hunting puts an additional pressure on already threatened species. While the solutions to most threats are complex, in the case of trophy hunting, banning imports can be a straightforward mechanism to help...

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Press Release: CITES Standing Committee Agrees that Countries Must Continue to Report on their Domestic Ivory Markets

Press Release: CITES Standing Committee Agrees that Countries Must Continue to Report on their Domestic Ivory Markets

The Standing Committee of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), at its meeting in Lyon, France, today agreed that countries must continue to report on their domestic ivory markets.    CITES Decision 18.117, adopted in 2019, directed countries “that have not closed their domestic markets… to report to the Secretariat for consideration by the Standing Committee…on what measures they are taking to ensure that their domestic ivory markets are not contributing to poaching or illegal trade”.  But in Standing Committee Document 39, the...

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