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Police seize 30Kg ivory in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered a piece of ivory weighing 30 Kilograms from three suspected poachers in Elegu Township in Amuru district. The suspected poachers are Muzamil Hamuza, 31, Ali Magidu, 32 and Govile Nuru 44. They were picked up from Loriko West Village in Elegu …

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POACHING: UWA expresses reservations over release of Vietnamese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has expressed reservations about the release of two Vietnamese nationals accused of wildlife trafficking, saying it might affect investigations since their co-accused are still at large. They are Nguyen Son Dong, the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu, …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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Vietnamese found smuggling ivory granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court has granted bail to two Vietnamese accused of wildlife trafficking. They are Nguyen Son Dong, 40 the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu 33 a resident of Ntinda a Kampala Suburb. They are jointly charged with Phung Thi …

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COMMENT: Unnoticed Ivory flames

How messages on burning ivory from poached elephants might be missed among those for whom it is intended COMMENT | MATTHEW H. HOLDEN & OTHERS |  The tusks of more than ten thousand elephants went up in flames in Kenya on April 30, 2016 – the world’s largest ever ivory …

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COMMENT: Burning Africa’s ivory

Why Africa should not celebrate the ban of   ivory markets even if ending poaching is noble COMMENT | GERALD MBANDA | China, which for decades has been the world’s largest ivory market, is hailed for her recent ban on ivory trade and shutting down more than 150 ivory factories and shops …

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One arrested with 150kgs of Ivory

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Police with help of the Natural Resources Conservation Network carried out an operation in Pakwach district and arrested Opunya Edwin. He was arrested while in possession of four pieces of Ivory worth 60 million shillings. The 26 year old, an Acholi by tribe was arrested …

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Tusks and elephant tails seized in Ivory Coast: NGO

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Two tusks and 46 elephant tails have been seized in Ivory Coast, activists said Tuesday, adding that a customs officer acting as an accomplice to traffickers was among four arrested. “Two impressive tusks of 1.6 metres each” were seized by a specialist unit from …

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