NAIROBI, Kenya, 7 November 2017 (Space for Giants, Stop Ivory, The ICCF Group) – A series of guides published today advise African authorities how they can further strengthen efforts to prosecute crimes that damage natural environments and dent national economies.
Space for Giants, with funding from Stop Ivory and The ICCF Group, has written this series of guides that can advise African authorities how they might strengthen legislation and improve prosecution and adjudication of wildlife and forestry crimes.
By Aislinn Laing in Nairobi – Seizures of elephant ivory are at their highest for 27 years and incidents of poaching have stabilised, according to the world conservation body.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) said that last year about 40 tonnes of ivory were seized from poachers and from people trying to import it into countries such as China. It was the best return since 1989.
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PRESS RELEASE: Businesses, philanthropists, and financiers laud Uganda conservation finance forum as serious investment discussions begin
KAMPALA, 11 October 2017 – Leading global tourism firms are preparing detailed discussions about new deals to drive private sector profit to protect Uganda’s wildernesses following a hugely successful conservation finance forum.
Space for Giants works with philanthropists, lobbies African governments, educates prosecutors and collars elephants as part of its conservation work. But the approach to conservation in Africa itself has been a matter of passionate debate. Here DR MAX GRAHAM, CEO of Space for Giants explains how the team works
NAIROBI, 25 AUGUST 2017 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) plans to increase the number of specialist wildlife crime prosecutors in a new unit that will be joined by a leading authority in international criminal networks and the illegal wildlife trade.
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NAIROBI, 21 August, 2017 – A world-first competition launching today turns everyone with a smartphone into a wildlife photographer wherever they are, bringing ferocious fun to funding conservation and giving players a chance to win a safari to Africa.
GABORONE, 18 AUGUST 2017 – Poachers face significantly strengthened legal action with the adoption of an innovative new ‘Rapid Reference Guide’ designed to support Botswana’s judiciary as it fights wildlife crime.
Responsible international businesses given a unique opportunity to bring economic and ecological benefits to Uganda’s protected areas
Threats to Africa’s elephants grow despite momentum against poaching, Space for Giants says as Botswana announces it will host Giants Club Summit 2018