31 Aug '11, 4pm

Busted: 1,835 elephant tusks confiscated in two seizures connected by Malaysia via @mongabay #conservation #wildlife

Tough sentence for ivory smuggler may spell way forward in elephant poaching crisis (08/22/2011) The Republic of the Congo sentenced an ivory smuggler to an unprecedented four years in prison, proving the government's rising willingness to crack down on poachers. The wildlife trade has been decimating elephant populations in the Congo, while a recent report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) asserts further stringent measures are needed to counter the globally-linked criminal syndicates that largely responsible for the ivory trade jeopardizing wild elephants. Conservation groups kicked out of CITES debate on elephants (08/17/2011) The Standing Committee of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) tossed conservations NGOs out of the room during a debate on the rise in elephant poaching for illegal ivory. A vote of se...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0831-hance_elephant_seizure...

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