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Ivorybill unveiled for Jungle City 2011

Cambridge, UK, 12th August 2011—TRAFFIC today unveiled “Ivorybill”, a hornbill statue that will be on display this August and September, when Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, will be transformed into a jungle, filled with iconic animals.

The Jungle City event will feature 130 life size sculptures of some of the planet’s most endangered species and aims to raise GBP1 million for their survival.

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Tough sentences for Vietnamese rhino horn smugglers in South Africa

South Africa, 4th August 2011—two men convicted of illegal possession of rhino horns have been given long custodial sentences by a court in South Africa.

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Trivia for Tigers proves roaring success

Melbourne, Australia, 2nd August 2011—After fashion industry worker Leeyong Soo read an article in a British newspaper about a Tiger theme park, alleging links to illegal trade in Tiger bone wine, she decided to act.

Leeyong elected to organize a Trivia for Tigers night in her home city of Melbourne, Australia.

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New documentary sheds light on poaching crisis in Belum-Temengor

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29th July 2011—Malaysia must intensify efforts to stop poaching in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex of northern Peninsular Malaysia or risk losing one of its most important strongholds for wild tigers and other endangered wildlife, warns a newly released WWF Malaysia-TRAFFIC documentary.

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Viet Nam earns its stripes for Global Tiger Day

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 29th July 2011—Viet Nam celebrates the second annual Global Tiger Day today with a number of public awareness raising events and workshops aimed to support Tiger conservation and call for an end to the illegal Tiger trade.

Only an estimated 3,200 wild Tigers survive worldwide, their population having decreased by about 95 percent and their range by 93 percent since 1900.

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