About a dozen extremely rare forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) threatened with certain death will be evacuated to a protected area this month in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. The Ivorian government called on IFAW (InternatiRead more »
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.
China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by tRead more »
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years.
However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui anRead more »
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking.
Importantly, delegates committed to classifyiRead more »
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivelRead more »
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 »