All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Abstract East African elephants have been hunted for their ivory for millennia but the nineteenth century witnessed strongly escalating demand from Europe and North America. It has been suggested that one consequence was that by the s elephant herds along the coast had become scarce, and to meet demand, trade caravans trekked farther into interior regions of East Africa, extending the extraction frontier. The steady decimation of elephant populations coupled with the extension of trade networks have also been claimed to have triggered significant ecological and socio-economic changes that left lasting legacies across the region. Using the isotope results with other climate data and geographical mapping tools, it was possible to characterise elephants from different habitats across the region. This baseline data set was then used to provenance elephant ivory of unknown geographical provenance that was exported from East Africa during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to determine its likely origin. This produced a better understanding of historic elephant geography in the region, and the data have the potential to be used to provenance older archaeological ivories, and to inform contemporary elephant conservation strategies. Introduction Eastern and South-Eastern Africa are known to have been major sources of elephant ivory supplying the Mediterranean world, Western Europe, the Persian Gulf, India and China for at least the last two millennia [ 1 — 5 ]. The geographical origins of this exported ivory undoubtedly shifted over time, but information is largely lacking on precisely which locales were the primary suppliers during particular centuries and why these shifts occurred. The scale of extraction also changed over time, with the limited documentary sources suggesting a steady increase in the trade with India and China from ca.

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The African Ivory Route has a few remote camps in or near the Kruger National Park. These camps offer an exclusive experience for the adventurous traveller. Mtomeni Camp – this secluded camp is located in the Letaba Ranch Game Reserve which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.

Episodes Who’s killing the elephants? A look at how DNA sampling can help put an end to the ivory trail. Plus, California’s starving sea lions. While the seizure was the biggest in the country’s history, the perpetrators of the crime were never caught. To better equip law enforcement entities, a group of scientists in the United States are developing innovative tools to identify trends in the international ivory trade.

They are these keystone species where if you take one out, it has this huge ripple effect on all these other species. Elephants are true keystone species. Samuel Wasser, director, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington In this episode, Techknow’s Marita Davison talks to a group of scientists who are using DNA extraction, genetic mapping, and carbon dating to find out where the ivory is coming from.

In a lab at the University of Washington, researchers extract DNA from ivory samples and compare it to a genetic mapping database which is compiled by analysing DNA in elephant dung. By doing so, they can locate the site of poaching with astonishing accuracy. While DNA analysis helps locate the ivory, geochemist Kevin Uno at Columbia University is using carbon dating to determine when the ivory was harvested.

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North Korea likely skirted sanctions North Korea likely skirted sanctions North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of United Nations sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources have told Reuters. More videos China clamps down on ivory trade China is shutting a third of its ivory factories and retail stores as it moves towards a formal ban on ivory sales by the end of the year. Related Articles For now, Trump to keep ban on importing elephant trophies The Chinese government shut down 67 ivory carving workshops and retail outlets in March, and will have closed the remaining by the end of this year, honouring a commitment President Xi Jinping first made alongside then US president Barack Obama back in Advertisement “It’s a highly significant step and I think the impact is increasingly being felt in parts of Africa.

But although the net is tightening, the battle is not won at all.

A Scarborough-based auction house and its director have been convicted and fined for trying to sell two elephant ivory tusks, which were found to have been taken from animals killed in and

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Jack Cuozzo click to enlarge. It was taken by the author in Bernifal Cave, one of the caverns in France that is renowned for Neanderthal art. Mammoth drawings are not unusual in such cave art, but the depiction of an apparent theropod dinosaur is remarkable.

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Jack Cuozzo click to enlarge. It was taken by the author in Bernifal Cave, one of the caverns in France that is renowned for Neanderthal art. Mammoth drawings are not unusual in such cave art, but the depiction of an apparent theropod dinosaur is remarkable. In BC, under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, a Babylonian artist was commissioned to shape reliefs of animals on the structures associated with the Ishtar Gate. Many centuries later German archaeologist Robert Koldewey stumbled upon the blue-glazed brick and that gate was rediscovered in

There are around 40 bridges (and arches) in the park, most dating back to the early s when the park was developed. Swing, climb, crawl and slide your way through the park’s 21 playgrounds.

The contact details are available at: You will be asked for evidence about the age and origin of the item such as: A statutory declaration from the owner. Receipts or any other documentation that supports the statutory declaration. An age assessment from an independent expert — there are special requirements for rhino horn below.

Colour photographs of the item. Dimensions of the item, including height, width and weight.

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This follows complaints by the public on Friday night and a subsequent impromptu visit to the police station by Mokonyane and Provincial Commissioner Perumal Naidoo. The visit found only two reservists and two volunteers on duty at the police station. Four police vehicles were also found near the house. Several policemen, who were allegedly visiting the shebeen as well as several other patrons, ran away when the MEC and her team arrived at the house.

Addressing the media afterwards, Mokonyane said she had received several complaints from the Ivory Park community recently about service at the police station.

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The proposed block on all would see the trade in all worked ivory, regardless of date, banned, with exceptions made for sales to and between museums, of musical instruments, of items containing only small amounts of ivory, and items of significant historical, cultural, or artistic value. The sale of raw tusks of any age is already illegal. Smuggled ivory bracelets discovered by Hong Kong police inside a shipping container from Cape Town in Credit: Announcing the consultation, Michael Gove, the environment secretary, said in a statement: Environmental charities say that trade is used by the criminal gangs involved in poaching to pass off “blood ivory” smuggled from Africa as legitimate imports of historic items from Britain.

Elephant tusks confiscated from poachers in Kenya in Credit: It should end the trade where modern day ivory is using the current legal trade in ivory as a cover. And I think that this will also be welcomed by the public,” he said. Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and William Hague, then foreign secretary, hosted conference on combating the illegal wild life trade in Credit: Anthony Browne, an auctioneer at Christies and the chairman of the British Art Market Federation, a trade association, said:

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An impressive hoard of gold coins were found inside one of the rooms, dated to the 7th Century. According to the IAA report Dec As for the description of the coins: All of the coins bear the likeness of the emperor Heraclius CE. The walls were toppled and the rubble filled up the rooms, thus ending the Byzantine chapter in the history of the city. One of the findings included a Hebrew inscription on a marble slab bearing the name Bar Yaakov, perhaps belonging to the Jewish residential quarter which was established after the end of the Byzantine period.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email In intense heat and visibility of less than a few metres, British Army troops are picking through the Gabon jungle on one of their most heart-rending missions yet. Crouched in thick undergrowth outside a forest camp they are also striking a blow against extremists. Alongside Gabon park rangers they spring an ambush on a group of men sat around a campsite. Poaching is the new frontier in the war on terror — pitching endangered elephants and the British Army against the forces of evil.

Baby elephants, with tusks only a few inches long, are also slaughtered. The soldiers are tasked with protecting one of the world’s most iconic species from being poached to extinction Image: Liam Bagnall Read More Wildlife poaching and trafficking occurs in almost half of the world’s protected areas, new study finds Christian Mbina, Gabon Parks technical director, told us: The big terror groups in Africa now live from piracy and poaching.

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