While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Elephant ivory and pangolin scales were on their way to Vietnam from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Covering 109 countries, Interpol's Operation Thunderball seized some 23 primates, 30 big cats, more than 4,300 birds, nearly 1,500 live reptiles and close to 10,000 turtles and tortoises.
Rangers were alerted after the victim's alleged accomplices told his family that he had been crushed to death by an elephant. He said a pride of lions was thought to have been in the area and were believed to have devoured the man's remains.
Six Vietnamese nationals were arrested for suspected poaching after being found with skins of the critically endangered Malayan tiger which is also the country's official animal.
Over 170 ivory-carving factories and outlets in the country will also close. Activists worry Hong Kong, which is ivory's largest retail market, remains a big obstacle to the eradication of elephant poaching as the ruling does not extend there.
Government officials believe new laws would stop Ghana becoming a transit point for trafficked animal, listed by the IUCN as "critically endangered".
Nepal's rapid progress in combating the poachers who kill the animals for their prized horns has drawn praise from conservation groups and activists.
A new study shows that poaching is a threat to human life. Whether this is good news for endangered animals remains to be seen.
In a novel approach to wildlife conservancy, a new program called PAWS makes use of video game software to predict areas where poachers roam.
A newly released report addresses the drop in the number of elephants throughout the continent, mainly due to poaching.
Swaziland seeks to sell stockpiles of rhino horn to help pay for anti-poaching efforts.
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