Zambia wil sieraden van ivoor legaliseren

Zambia wil traditionele sieraden van ivoor Armbanden van ivoorlegaliseren. De Zambia Wildlife Authority Wet ( ZAWA) moet worden herzien omdat het contraproductief werkt bij verschillende tradities van diverse stammen. Dat heeft de Zambiaanse minister voor Toerisme en Kunsten, Sylvia Masebo gezegd.

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Interpol: eco crime ‘serious and organised’

Environmental crime such as ivory poaching and illegal logging has become “a form of serious, organised and often transnational crime”, Interpol’s executive director of police services told an international law enforcement summit.

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Interpol: Big crackdown on ivory traders

Interpol is carrying out the largest anti-elephant ivory poaching operation ever mounted following mass killings in Africa. Wildlife agents in 14 different African countries have been raiding outlets and hunting down traders to crack down on the multi-million pound industry.

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In 20 jaar niet zoveel olifanten gestroopt

Despite recent attempts by soldiers in Cameroon to stop the mass slaughter of elephants, poachers are continuing to kill the animals in record numbers, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday.  Tom Milliken, director of the wildlife trade monitoring netwerk TRAFFIC: “There has been an increased poaching assault like we haven’t seen in two decades.”

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SOS voor de olifant in Kameroen

Mid last month, news came from the North Region that as many as 200 elephants had been killed by poachers in the Boubanjida National Park in January and early February alone. [Lees meer…]