Amazon.com Widgets

Elephant News - started in Munich 2001


Illegal Animal Trade Comes to the Table at the UN

2010-03-28 - Doha, Qatar

The United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has made some surprising decisions about restrictions, or lack thereof, on trade of endangered species around the world. Some animals are coming out with successes, while others, like the blue fin tuna and red and pink corals, are not. The two-week conference met to determine certain bans on trade, as well as to take requests to lift bans.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA
The UN body rejected bids by Tanzania and Zambia to sell their stockpiles to Japan and China

UN rejects bids to sell ivory stock

2010-03-22 - Doha, Qatar

Bids by Tanzania and Zambia for one-off sales of their ivory stockpiles have been rejected by the UN body that oversees trade in threatened wildlife. The decision was reached during the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) meeting in Doha, the Qatari capital.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA
Source & © CATHERINE RIUNGU
Britain supported a one-off sale of 105 tonnes in 2008, arguing that it would reduce poaching by satisfying demand

EU, UK favour Dars ivory sale bid

2010-03-21 - Doha, Qatar

In a surprise turn of events, Tanzania is this week likely to win its bid to sell its stockpile of ivory, estimated to be worth $15 million. The vote on Tanzanias proposal to be allowed to sell its ivory stockpile is due this week amid reports that the counter-proposal 20-year ban on ivory sales that has divided Kenya and Tanzania down the middle is likely to fail, partly because Britain and other members of the EU are refusing to support it.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA

Deciding The Fate of the African Elephant

2010-03-15 - Doha, Qatar

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins their annual meeting today in Doha, Qatar. A big item on the agenda this year is the sale of ivory. Tanzania and Zambia would like to sell some of their stock piled ivory. The idea is to flood the market with "legal" ivory and so reduce the need for poaching. Unfortunately it doesnt work this way. The Asian and US market for ivory does not seem to have a saturation point, demand always exceeds supply. Allowing some "legal...



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA
Source & © Peter Townson
Visitors crowding in front of the elephants enclosure at Doha Zoo yesterday.

Zoo visitors have a roaring time

2008-10-01 - Doha, Qatar

DOHA Zoo was bustling with visitors yesterday as many of the citys residents opted to spend the first day of their Eid holiday looking at the various animals and birds homed there. Although usually reserved for ladies only, this Tuesday was kept open for bachelors, many of whose companies had arranged for them to be transported to the zoo. The queue in the car park was an indication of the large numbers of visitors, with a huge variety of nationalities and ages gathered at the parks entrance.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category zooMore from category: zoo
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA
Willem W Wijinstekers (centre), addressing media as Ghanim Mohammed Abdullah (right) and Jonathan Barzado look on.

Over 2,000 delegates to attend CITES meet

2008-02-28 - Doha, Qatar

The Supreme Council for Environment and Natural Reserves (SCENR) yesterday announced its decision to host the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Doha.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category conferenceMore from category: conference
More from country QatarMore from country: Qatar
More from location: DOHA
6 Headlines about Elephants from Qatar2010-03-28 - Doha, Qatar - Illegal Animal Trade Comes to the Table at the UN 2010-03-22 - Doha, Qatar - UN rejects bids to sell ivory stock 2010-03-21 - Doha, Qatar - EU, UK favour Dars ivory sale bid 2010-03-15 - Doha, Qatar - Deciding The Fate of the African Elephant 2008-10-01 - Doha, Qatar - Zoo visitors have a roaring time 2008-02-28 - Doha, Qatar - Over 2,000 delegates to attend CITES meet


Elephant News
ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page 54.161.164.139Login Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2015 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines
Book Americas elephants by Bob Cline

More info?

Elephant News from
Qatar

2010-03-28-Doha
Illegal Animal Trade Comes to the Table at the UN
2010-03-22-Doha
UN rejects bids to sell ivory stock
2010-03-21-Doha
EU, UK favour Dars ivory sale bid
2010-03-15-Doha
Deciding The Fate of the African Elephant
2008-10-01-Doha
Zoo visitors have a roaring time
2008-02-28-Doha
Over 2,000 delegates to attend CITES meet