Corrected 26 January 2016: Number of tusks destroyed was 359.
Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.
Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in ColombRead more »
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms.
In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, whileRead more »
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement:
We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in AfricaRead more »
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container.
And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at SamuiRead more »
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EURead more »
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s hRead more »