All Press Releases for Elephants

Controversial proposal to sell 100 000kg ivory stockpile shelved
21st December 2012
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to the Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
16th November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
22nd October 2012
The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time. Hong Kong off Read more »
Wildlife Traffickers put on Notice as Ethiopian Crime Busters undergo Training
17th September 2012
More than 35 Ethiopian law enforcement professionals are attending a training workshop to improve their capacity and ability to more effectively fight illegal wildlife trade. The national training workshop is specially designed for officers working a Read more »