Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning.
The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tuRead more »
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout thRead more »
In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory.
A new ivory market investigation reportRead more »
The seizure of 1.5 tons of elephant tusks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, was the single biggest ever ivory haul in the island state, fuelling concerns for the increasing boldness of the illegal ivory trade in developing new routes to ship its conRead more »
Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday – marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culpRead more »
At least 50 per cent of the elephant population of Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park is dead. They have been killed in a bloody poaching spree by horseback bandits whose deadly mission has continued virtually unhindered for eight weeks thanRead more »