All Press Releases for Elephants

ARCHIVE Photo © ifaw
24th September 2013
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory. The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valu Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement to destroy US ivory stockpile
9th September 2013
Statement from:  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement today that it will destroy the U.S. stockpile of illegal ivory – 6 tons of it seized by U.S Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
© Alex Hofford
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »