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About Rose Jackson

H.O.P.E. Lead Communications & Editorial Specialist

Poaching Skyrockets as Prices Increase in China

Since 2010, prices for the ivory of African elephants have nearly tripled. This increase in prices is largely due to the insufficient enforcement of ivory laws in China, where demand for ivory stems from affluent citizens who use the precious material as symbols of status or gifts to soften business deals.

The increase in demand has caused poachers to […]

South Africa Takes Charge Against Poachers

As H.O.P.E. continues to monitor poaching developments in Africa, we have learned that  five rhino poachers were recently arrested in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

A joint crew consisting of the Durban Organized Crime Unit, a special task unit, and the Nyathi Anti-Poaching unit was patrolling the local region when they received reports of suspicious activity around a […]

Five Facts About Elephant Poaching

Despite years of intense campaigning against elephant poaching, the illegal killings still continue in shocking frequency. Recognition of the crisis is slowly increasing; however, since murky misconceptions still surround the topic here are five crucial facts to help shed light on one of the most important issues in the environmental world.

Poaching is the illegal hunting and killing of wild […]