All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

Saiga antelope horns worth $22 million seized by police in northwest China
13th September 2013
According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese police and customs officials along the border between Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Chinese officials h Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement to destroy US ivory stockpile
9th September 2013
Statement from:  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement today that it will destroy the U.S. stockpile of illegal ivory – 6 tons of it seized by U.S Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
© Alex Hofford
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »