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Tanzania withdraws CITES application to sell ivory

(eTN) - In what can only be described as a surprise move news is breaking that Tanzania’s government has withdrawn the application to CITES for the approval of the sale of 100 tons of legal ivory, w

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day shines spotlight on tragedy

African elephant and rhinoceros, mercilessly and illegally being poached to near extinction, are the focus of this year’s WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Opening Ceremony in London on Wednesday, N

Kenya adopts no-tolerance policy against poaching

Kenya has started a no tolerance policy against poaching and is cracking down hard in order to protect its lucrative tourism business, which depends on an intact environment and sizeable wildlife numb

Tanzania and Zambia application to sell ivory rejected

It was confirmed overnight from Doha that the biannual CITES meeting has indeed rejected the sale application for ivory from Tanzania and Zambia, a move undoubtedly welcomed by the conservation frater

Tanzanian minister says only part of ivory sale proceeds will go...

Opponents of the proposed sale of ivory by Zambia and Tanzania took fresh hope and made snipe remarks over comments attributed to the Tanzanian minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, when she let

No ivory trade concessions says Kenya

The Kenyan government has already given clear indication that they will not budge from their policy of a complete prohibition of trade in ivory and related products during the next CITES conference du

More ivory nabbed, suspects arrested in Eastern Africa

Information received indicates that in recent weeks over one and a half tons of ivory has been confiscated and recovered from poachers, smugglers and individuals found with it, across Eastern Africa i