All Press Releases for Elephants

5th July 2006
The ivory was found in two shipments traveling from Tanzania in East Africa to Manila, Philippines and included 350 African elephant tusks – representing at least 175 dead elephants. Officials believe this could be the largest illegal ivory Read more »
10th May 2006
“While we applaud the Hong Kong, Province of China customs officers who made this discovery,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.or Read more »
24th April 2006
The elephants have been taken to the training facility of Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF), a centre which notoriously supplies “tamed and trained” elephants to elephant-back safari tourism operations throughout South Africa. Permit Read more »
10th March 2006
The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals. IFAW (Inter Read more »
6th March 2006
Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exa Read more »
6th February 2006
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI) appealed the decision by the Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, to approve the import permits for the elephants. “While we would Read more »