Save the Elephants! … by Owning Them

by Bill Wirtz One hundred leading conservationists, politicians, and celebrities addressed an open letter to the government of the United Kingdom (which has been published by the Telegraph), asking for a ban on ivory trade. They want Her Majesty’s Government to become a global leader on the prohibition of wildlife trade and help combat African poaching groups. Since we …

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The ban on ivory sales has been an abject failure

Marshall Murphree, University of Zimbabwe The issue of trade in African elephant ivory will dominate the 2016 CITES Conference of the Parties meeting. Debate will revolve around maintaining or lifting the ban on trade, but with little chance of addressing the overarching human element. For example, what impact has the trade ban had on local …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 July 2018

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Liberia, Ethiopia: Africa’s Oldest Republic and Oldest Country Sign Cooperation Agreement. Source: Global News Network South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes Source: The Guardian It’s always a good time for Irish businesses to sell in South Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2016

A selection of headlines about Africa gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Pride & Prejudice: How African LGBT Activists are Risking Their Lives to Bring Tolerance to Their Homes Source: Essence Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side Source: Daily Maverick Exposed! The world …

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Weekly Roundup of Uganda News Headlines – 28 October 2015

A selection of Uganda news headlines from the week of October 21-18, 2015, gathered from publications around the globe. Uganda calls for new approach in addressing extremism in Africa Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Uganda’s wildlife ‘travels’ to the UN Source: The Daily Monitor Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Travels to Uganda and Ethiopia Source: U.S. Department of …

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