Uganda has seized two tonnes (4,600lb) of elephant ivory, bringing to six tonnes the amount of ivory confiscated and linked to the east African country in just over a week.
Reports today say the ivory was intercepted by Uganda officials en route to MRead more »
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in unRead more »
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced.
The ivory was shipped from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, in containers declared as holding “soya” said local officials and was part of anRead more »
Conservation groups announced today a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs, governments, and concerned citizens to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants, which are being deRead more »
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory.
The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valuRead more »
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 hRead more »