Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday
According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 kRead more »
IFAW Statement: Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
RE: U.S. Ivory Crush
“The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephanRead more »
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China.
Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by ChinaRead more »
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organizRead more »
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas.
The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural saltRead more »
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 »