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Field reports indicate slaughter of elephants, conservation staff evacuated
The world learned more terrible news about elephants again last week: more forest elephants are being slaughtered near the Dzanga-Sangha area.

Report Back: Your action against Illegal Wildlife Trade
This winter, we asked for your support to help us stand up against illegal wildlife trade. Now we’re seeing results, thanks to you!

Thai prime minister announces end to ivory trade
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the weekend pledged to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a key opportunity to stem global wildlife trafficking. Her statement came after the call of nearly 1.5 million WWF and Avaaz supporters.

Thai prime minister must seize spotlight to end ivory trade
As host of a critical wildlife trade meeting opening, WWF and TRAFFIC urge the Thai prime minister to ban ivory trade in the country when she addresses world governments Sunday.

Poachers kill over 11,000 elephants in Gabon
A new study confirms what has been long suspected: elephant populations are being decimated to the point that the survival of the species in Central Africa is now in question.