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CNN   24 Mar, 2010
CNN) -- Conservationists have welcomed the decision to reject a bid from Tanzania and Zambia to temporarily suspend a worldwide ban on trading in African elephant ivory so they can offload legal stockpiles in a one-off sale....
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The Newyork Times   24 Mar, 2010
PARIS — In a victory claimed by conservationists seeking to shield Africa’s elephants from poachers, the main international agency protecting endangered species resolved on Monday to uphold a...
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The Wahington Post   24 Mar, 2010
DOHA, Qatar -- Proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to weaken the 21-year-old ban on ivory sales were shot down by a U.N. conservation meeting Monday ...
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The Standard   24 Mar, 2010
A rapid loss of the world’s ecosystems has reawakened the urgency for their restoration and rehabilitation....
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The Standard   22 Mar, 2010
The allure of the Masai Mara is turning out to be its achilles heel, with the ecosystem facing an imminent collapse under the weight of heavy investments by hoteliers and camp operators....
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The Standard   22 Mar, 2010
Before leaving for Doha, Qatar, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) delegation took pictures of the flora and fauna at the Nairobi National Park. ...
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The Standard   22 Mar, 2010
I have heard a lot about Amboseli National Reserve (formerly Amboseli National Park). From her famous elephants to the view of the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, the park is one you can’t miss to visit...
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Business Dailly   19 Mar, 2010
Kenya’s opposition to ivory trade got a major boost after an influential watchdog backed the ban offering a rare support to tourism industry....
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Afrol News   17 Mar, 2010
British and US environmentalists have angered Tanzanians and Zambians with a new report strongly advising against legalising the sale of local ivory stocks, saying "official corruption" would lead to further illegal ivory trade. ...
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TIME   17 Mar, 2010
They were called the ivory wars. In the 1980s, at least 700,000 elephants, and possibly as many as 1 million, were slaughtered throughout Africa, killed by hunters and poachers for their ivory tusks, which would be made into jewelry. The substance was so valuable it was known as "white gold," and international...
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Seattle Times   17 Mar, 2010
With elephant populations down to about 35 percent of historic levels, biologists are calling for a complete moratorium on ivory sales. Growing numbers of elephants are being slaughtered for their tusks, said Sam Wasser, director of the ...
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DVA   17 Mar, 2010
An international group of researchers has suggested that boosting ivory trade monitoring and enforcement is important before allowing one-off sales. In 2008, a one-off sale of stockpiled ivory from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe was brokered by the European Union in...
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CoastWeek   17 Mar, 2010
President Mwai Kibaki said the coalition government has submitted a strong proposal to the 15th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) meeting of Wild Fauna and Flora to be held in Doha, Qatar in efforts geared towards saving endangered African wildlife from extinction....
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Capital News   08 Mar, 2010
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 - Last year marked the highest number of rhinos ever poached in Kenya....
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Jakarta Globe   08 Mar, 2010
Wildlife officials here Monday displayed more than half a tonne of recently-seized ivory, reflecting a rise in poaching they said was prompted by the controversial sale of stockpiled tusks last year. ...
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Kenyan London news   08 Mar, 2010
Kenya successfullycompleted her part in the joint aerial cross-boarder wildlife census with Tanzania in the Greater Amboseli ecosystem...
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Coastweek.com   02 Mar, 2010
In 1979 there were some 1.3 million elephants in Africa but by 1989 only 600,000 remained. Currently, approximately 400,000 elephants remain in Africa....
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The East African   02 Mar, 2010
The wonders of this country are sometimes hidden in corners like this,” comments Ann Kanini from the Kenya Tourist Board. The board is running a campaign to open up and market Kenya’s western circuit as a tourist destination....
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LiveLeak.com   02 Mar, 2010
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Kenyan wildlife officials are ferrying thousands of zebras and wildebeest to a park in the country's south to feed starving lions and hyenas, and prevent a conflict with humans....
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Youtube   02 Mar, 2010
Kenya is lobbying support from diplomats based in Nairobi on its proposals to uphold the ban on ivory trade, just weeks before the world conference on endangered species ... ...
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