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The Washington Post - China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants

The Washington Post -  China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants
(December 30, 2016)   -   China promised Friday to halt its domestic ivory trade completely by the end of 2017, a decision greeted by environmentalists as offering real hope for an end to a poaching crisis that is wiping out tens of thousands of elephants across Africa.

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The Phnom Penh Post - Ivory bust firm has history

The Phnom Penh Post - Ivory bust firm has history
(December 23, 2016)   -   Officers from Cambodian customs on Wednesday display some of the 1.3 tonnes of African elephant tusks seized from containers shipped from Mozambique last week.

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Club of Mozambique - More illegal China-bound wood seized in Beira, Mozambique

Club of Mozambique - More illegal China-bound wood seized in Beira, Mozambique
(October 24, 2016)   -   At least 50 containers, with 1,500 cubic meters of wood destined for export to China, were seized last week in the Port of Beira, in Sofala province, for being above the thickness allowed by law.

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Bagheera - Mozambique Completes Elephant Collaring Effort

Bagheera - Mozambique Completes Elephant Collaring Effort
(November 26, 2015)   -   A team of conservationists from WCS, the Government of Mozambique’s National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC) and other partners, completed a five-day effort to fit tracking collars on 20 elephants in the Niassa Reserve, the most important protected area in the country.

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The Guardian - Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure

The Guardian - Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure
(July 06, 2015)   -   Mozambique burned the world’s largest ever seizure of rhino horn on Monday in what ministers and officials said was a demonstration of their commitment to tackle poaching.

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The Guardian - Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years

The Guardian - Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years
(May 26, 2015)   -   Government-backed survey shows elephant numbers declined from 20,000 to 10,300 due to illegal wildlife trade and lack of governance.

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