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HAWEN Executive Committee Adopts Action Plan At Its First Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Horn of Africa Wildlife Enforcement Network (HAWEN) held its first meeting on May 24-25, 2018 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The HAWEN was launched in November 2017 as a Specialized Network of IGAD to strengthen and coordinate IGAD member states’ efforts to

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IGAD Member Countries Establish the Horn of Africa Wildlife Law Enforcement Network (HAWEN)

The member countries of IGAD established a new regional body to expand and strengthen their fight against illegal wildlife trade in the Horn of Africa at a November 15 ceremony at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Ministers responsible for wildlife conservation from the IGAD member states signed a Protocol and Declaration establishing the

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Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

Source: BBC Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years. The seizure comes days after 300kg of elephant ivory was also impounded in the country. Thailand is seen as a transit point for the illegal trafficking

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Dramatic Changes in China’s Ivory Trade

Dramatic changes are taking place in China’s ivory market as the government makes good on its commitment to ban the legal trade completely by the end of 2017.  We would like to share with you our latest news. Yesterday Save the Elephants published a new report on the state of the ivory trade in China

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“Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world” ― Munia Khan