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2009-05-21 - Antwerp, Belgium

In what was Belgiums largest live streaming event on May 16-17, more than 30,000 concurrent online viewers, some as far away as New Zealand, Aruba and Argentina, witnessed the birth of Kai Mook, the first-ever elephant born at the Antwerp Zoo. The 42-hour non-stop live streaming was orchestrated by the cutting-edge Belgian content delivery network Rambla using Wowza Media Server Pro for Amazon EC2, which gave them the elastic capacity to manage the flood of global viewers.



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EAZA Annual Conference 2008

2008-09-16 - Antwerp Zoo, Belgium

The 25th EAZA Annual Conference will be hosted by Antwerp Zoo, Belgium from 16 to 20 September 2008. The conference will take place at the Flanders Congress & Concert Centre in the heart of Antwerp, conveniently located in the Zoo and next to Antwerp Central Station. For the majority of the participants, the conference will officially start with an ice-breaker in the evening of Tuesday 16 September 2008. The TAG chairs and the EEP coordinators, however, will already have their first meetings...



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Elephant family sculpted by South African artist Andries Botha was purchased by Antwerp Zoo after the beach art project.

2007-04-23 - Antwerp, Belgium

The Antwerp Zoo welcomed nine new elephants today, the wood and metal sculpture entitled "You can buy my heart and my soul" that graced the beach at De Panne for six months last year as part of the Beaufort 2006 art project. The group will arrive at the Koningin Astridplein today, where they will point visitors the way to the zoo, as part of the zoos "Year of the Elephant" theme. The sculpture will remain at that location until 30 September.



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Providing CITES training support in Democratic Republic of Congo

2004-12-19 - Brussels, Belgium

On 15 November 2004, the Minister of Environment of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opened a four-day CITES training workshop in Kinshasa. It brought together 24 nationals including government officers, scientists and local wildlife trade stakeholders. The main aims of the workshop were to provide an overview of CITES and it mechanisms, explain in details the role and tasks of each authorities and increase awareness of wildlife trade issues in the context
of CITES provisions. The w...



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Doctors "smuggled $1m of ivory"

2001-08-06 - Brussel, Belgium

Ivory is still highly prized in some parts of the world

Fifteen Chinese doctors who had been working in West Africa have been charged with smuggling ivory after they were detained by police at Brussels airport.

Customs officials intercepted a shipment of elephant tusks in a consignment disguised as personal effects.



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5 Headlines about Elephants from Belgium2009-05-21 - Antwerp, Belgium - 2008-09-16 - Antwerp zoo, Belgium - EAZA Annual Conference 2008 2007-04-23 - Antwerp, Belgium - Elephant family sculpted by South African artist Andries Botha was purchased by Antwerp Zoo after the beach art project. 2004-12-19 - Brussels, Belgium - Providing CITES training support in Democratic Republic of Congo 2001-08-06 - Brussel, Belgium - Doctors "smuggled $1m of ivory"


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2009-05-21-Antwerp
2008-09-16-Antwerp zoo
EAZA Annual Conference 2008
2007-04-23-Antwerp
Elephant family sculpted by South African artist Andries Botha was purchased by Antwerp Zoo after the beach art project.
2004-12-19-Brussels
Providing CITES training support in Democratic Republic of Congo
2001-08-06-Brussel
Doctors "smuggled $1m of ivory"