All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

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 »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
Operation WENDI: IFAW and INTERPOL team up to dismantle  ivory trafficking in We
22nd July 2013
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Re Read more »
Six days = 4.5 Tonnes Elephant Ivory Seized in  Mombasa, Kenya
9th July 2013
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan city in less than one week. Monday’s seizure of three tonnes was discovered disguised as a consignment of peanuts, while Read more »