All Press Releases for Elephants

Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 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 report Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th May 2012
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 con Read more »
Global Impact of Ivory Poaching in Africa  Addressed at Congressional Hearing
24th May 2012
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 culp Read more »
23rd March 2012
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 than Read more »
© IFAW/D.Willetts elephant collar
21st March 2012
IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) collared nine elephants, six males and three females, in Tsavo East and West National Parks in three days. Our plans were to collar ten elephants but one of the collars failed to pick a signal from the satell Read more »
Satellite collar for Tsavo elephant © IFAW/D. Willetts
19th March 2012
In an epic operation starting today, ten elephants in Tsavo East and West National Parks will be collared using satellite technology. The collared elephants, both male and female, will assist in mapping out the migratory corridors in the Parks and th Read more »