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Tanzania: WWF Faulted On Elephant Report

Tanzania: WWF Faulted On Elephant Report

The government has disproved claims contained in a report by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that elephants in the Selous Game Reserve will be extinct by 2022. Through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, it has instead criticised the WWF for failing to take into consideration efforts taken to curb poaching in the country.

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The intelligent Approach to Saving Nature’s Giants

The intelligent Approach to Saving Nature’s Giants

It is well publicised that that the scale of the elephant poaching problem is immense, with an estimated 35,000 African elephants being illegally killed annually for their ivory. Some conservationists believe it to be closer to 50, 000. How can a global crisis of this magnitude be immobilised?

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Legal Wildlife Traffic 10 Time More Than Illegal Traffic

Legal Wildlife Traffic 10 Time More Than Illegal Traffic

The illegal wildlife trade has serious global security implications and is one of the world’s most profitable criminal activities, valued at an estimated $10 to $23 billion per year. How can a global crisis of this magnitude be immobilised? The legal wildlife trade market is an estimated 14 times the size of the illegal market, providing loopholes in the system. TRAFFIC estimates the value of legal wildlife products imported globally in 2009 was over $323 billion.

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