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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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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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Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island’s northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called “Dala Poottuwa”, or crossed tusker, disappeared. Its …

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Selling $600 frogs to save them from poachers

Quito, Ecuador | AFP | Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country’s rare frogs can fetch. But now environmentally conscious firms are starting to sell the amphibians too — to try to save them from the black market and threatened extinction. In San Rafael, just outside the …

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Three nabbed with Ivory, counterfeit currency in Mbale

Police in Mbale has arrested three men in possession of 34.6kg of ivory worth sh13.8 million and counterfeit sh500,000. Gibogi Justine, 60, a restaurant owner from North Road Cell, Northern Division, Mbale District, Hussein Simiyu, 45, a house painter from Kisenyi Village Bukhasakya sub country and Robert Muwombi 45, also a …

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Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country’s wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory. Poaching has risen sharply in recent years across Africa, fuelled by rising demand in Asia for ivory and rhino horn, …

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Four arrested with ivory in Abim, northern Uganda

Police in Abim District in northern Uganda are holding four men who were arrested with 22.5 kilograms of ivory. Sixty-seven year old Longoli Longura, Locul Peter Loro 45, Okot Francis 38 and Loila James Boda 24, all Ugandan citizens were arrested by the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) with help …

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