ARTICLES RELATING TO CITES

State representatives attending CITES meeting granted immunity - Government Gazette

2016-05-30 18:24

Representatives of countries attending the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora will enjoy diplomatic immunity, according to the Government Gazette.

Kenya readies to torch tusks

2016-04-28 18:17

Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild.

Bottom beginning to fall out of ivory market

2016-01-12 22:46

Global efforts to crack down on illegal ivory trafficking are eating away at prices, a wildlife trade regulator says.

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

Cat out of the bag: Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

2015-08-13 14:34

In the first full research report of its kind, the trophy hunting industry in South Africa has been exposed as the main source of the lion bone trade.

Breeders want ban on rhino horn trade lifted

2015-06-23 22:02

Legal trade in rhino horn could stem poaching breeders say.

Airlines sign pledge to protect wildlife

2015-06-09 12:03

The International Air Transport Association and wildlife body Cites have signed an agreement providing a formal framework to stop the scourge of illegal trade in wildlife.

Elephant poaching severe - experts

2015-03-24 05:00

At a Botswana meeting, conservationists are warning that poaching of African elephants remains severe.

Zimbabwe to sell elephants

2015-01-16 17:14

Zimbabwe says it is cash-strapped and will export elephants for funds despite objections.

Illegal wild cat trade thriving in China

2014-12-22 17:22

The illegal trade in tiger and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown, a survey says, while the same trade into Thailand has diminished.

 

Spanish police seize 74 African tusks

2016-05-26 23:15

Police in Spain have seized 74 African elephant tusks from a man who was allegedly trying to sell them with a fake permit.

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

2016-01-26 16:04

Sri Lanka's government has destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia.

SA judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

2015-11-26 12:22

A South African judge has lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

French customs seizes 115 live scorpions

2015-10-01 18:38

French customs have seized 115 live scorpions headed from Cameroon to US, perhaps for Internet sale.

Injured Zim elephants taken to new home

2015-07-13 07:51

Three young elephants initially captured in western Zimbabwe for export to China have been taken to an elephant orphanage in Harare, a wildlife group says.

South Africa to host 2016 CITES talks

2015-06-22 22:13

South Africa will host the 2016 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.

SA scores as EU plugs hunting loophole

2015-02-04 23:29

The EU has closed a major loophole exploited by criminal gangs trafficking in high-value hunting trophies that carry tusks and horns, especially illegal rhino horn from South Africa.

Zimbabwe exports elephants in population curb

2014-12-25 07:51

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe has announced plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population.

25% of ivory sold in China is illegal

2014-12-09 13:27

About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in Beijing and Shanghai is illegal, a report issued by two charities says.

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