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Assessing wildlife trade on e-commerce sites in China, with a focus on mammoth ivory

The Wildlife Justice Commission has conducted with the support of Peace Parks Foundation targeted research to assess the levels of illegal wildlife trade on Chinese e-commerce platforms.

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SMART technology transforms conservation at over 1,000 of the world’s most important biodiversity sites

A team of conservationists is launching a major upgrade to SMART - the world’s leading protected area management tool helping conservation practitioners in 70 countries to collect, interpret and use information to make...

‘I want to be nature’s voice’

Everything that Lucrescencia Macuacua does is to honour her mother, including becoming a field ranger. “My mother loved animals,” says the 35-year-old, who works in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. “She even named...

Microsoft Launches ‘Planetary Computer’ to Reach Biodiversity Goals

Microsoft is creating a new Planetary Computer platform to provide insights about species, biodiversity, and ecosystems. The move represents the next step in the company’s 2020 sustainability efforts, according to the tech giant....

Lozis Embrace Replica Skins to Save Leopards

The royal paddlers of the Nalikwanda, the Litunga’s royal boat, will be updating an old tradition by adorning themselves in their newly acquired Heritage Furs, fabric replica leopard and serval cat skins.

A solar-powered ‘Meerkat’ is protecting South Africa’s rhinos

In South Africa's biggest national park, a camouflaged system of radars, cameras and sensors stands guard. The solar-powered technology is helping to protect Kruger National Park's rhinos from poachers, and the country's tourism industry...

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Pinch Poachers?

In South Africa, conservationists were making no headway on preventing rampant rhino poaching. Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, the “birthplace of rhinos,” was a particular hotspot, logging hundreds of dead rhinos in a single year. So...

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