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The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory.

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“Botswana remains resolute in supporting the ending of the ivory trade,” says Tshekedi Khama, Botswana Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. “We have stopped hunting, but our neighbours still undertake trophy hunting and practice captive animal breeding.”

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Africa’s wild apes are being illegally exported to China using fraudulent permits from the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), according to conservationist and researcher Karl Ammann.

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The failure to effectively shut down domestic ivory markets at the recent COP17 in Johannesburg leaves the ban on international ivory trade as little more than an ineffective facade and greatly threatens the survival of Africa’s imperiled elephant populations.

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Male and female chimpanzees achieve social status in dramatically different ways. While males actively challenge their superiors to win higher rank, females accept their position in the social pecking order, waiting until more senior group members die before moving up the ladder.

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