All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

25th August 2012
American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her mission as an animal activist intent on saving elephants. True Blood star Bauer, a celebrity ambassador for the International Fund Read more »
NGO Intelligence Led to Ivory Bust in China
8th August 2012
Based on information provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW –, China’s Forestry Police conducted a surprise inspection earlier this week at Chengtian Antique Mall  where they confiscated 107 pieces Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
achive photo  © IFAW/S. Njumbi
27th June 2012
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 tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
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 th Read more »