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A tonne of ivory, hacked into pieces, seized in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan authorities have seized more than a tonne of ivory, chopped into small pieces and treated with a chemical intended to prevent it being detected, the national wildlife protection service said Monday. The haul was made in a Kampala suburb on Saturday, before it could …

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Two UPDF soldiers convicted for stealing ivory

Two army men have been remanded to Luzira prison after being convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million. They were found guilty before Buganda road court Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu who cancelled their bail and said they should be brought back in court on …

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China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

Beijing, China | AFP |  China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017, state media reported Friday, in a move hailed by activists as a “game changer” for African elephants. African ivory is highly sought after in China where it is seen as a …

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Four convicted in sh55 million ivory case

City Hall Court has convicted and remanded four men to Luzira Prison after finding them guilty of unlawful possession of ivory. Prosecution showed that the four who have been convicted, Ali Wause,  Dickson Kweteisa, Charles Kakooza and Chris Tumukunde were found in possession of 13.5 kgs of ivory valued at sh 55million …

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Kenya jails ivory ‘kingpin’ for 20 years

Mombasa, Kenya | AFP | A Kenyan court sentenced an ivory trafficking “kingpin” to 20 years in jail Friday, a symbolically heavy penalty in a nation where major poachers are rarely punished. Feisal Mohamed Ali, a Kenyan national, must be made an “example (of) for those behind the poaching menace …

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Kenyatta Destroys Stockpile of Ivory and Rhino Horn

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday set fire to the world’s biggest stockpile of ivory and rhino horn as a sign that Kenya does not tolerate wildlife poaching. Kenyatta was accompanied by the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, Deputy President William Ruto, and other dignitaries to set ablaze 105 …

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Missing UWA ivory

By Ronald Musoke Conservationists ask Government for policy on disposal of impounded ivory Since news of the missing ivory from the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s strong room broke in mid-November, there are several questions that have remained unanswered:  Why doesn’t the government have a policy on handling ivory confiscated in Uganda? …

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