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Too soon to celebrate: Elephant poaching declining, but populations in Africa still plummeting

Too soon to celebrate: Elephant poaching declining, but populations in Africa still plummeting

A report from the Convention in the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) shows that in 2016, the overall trend of elephant poaching in Africa has declined. However, conservationists warn it’s too soon to celebrate.

South Africa Ignores Public Opinion – Gives the Green Light to Sell 800 Lion Skeletons to Asia

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) has blatantly ignored public opinion by formally approving the export of 800 lion skeletons to Asia this year. This in spite of international condemnation from conservationists and local stakeholders.

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