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Jan21

Growing ivory trade leads to poaching increase

Monday, 21 January 2013 Hits 1993 Categories Ivory

The growing appetite for ivory means more elephants are being needlessly killed for their tusks. In 2011, more than 5,000 tusks were seized worldwide, which represents the lives of 2,629 elephants. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - known as CITES - will meet later this year to discuss the issue. [VIDEO]

Jan10

Growing ivory trade leads to poaching increase

Thursday, 10 January 2013 Hits 2817 Categories In Focus | Ivory

The growing appetite for ivory means more elephants are being needlessly killed for their tusks. In 2011, more than 5,000 tusks were seized worldwide, which represents the lives of 2,629 elephants. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - known as CITES - will meet later this year to discuss the issue. [VIDEO]

Oct30

Tanzania: Police Impound Tusks Worth Sh2.1 Billion

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 Hits 2195 Categories In Focus | Ivory

POLICE in Dar es Salaam have arrested two Kenyans and a Tanzanian in unlawful possession of 214 elephant tusks and five bones of the mammal worth 2.1bn/- at Kimara Stop Over area in Kinondoni municipality over the weekend.

Oct20

EIA Welcomes Call For UK Government To Oppose All Ivory Trade & Fix Wildlife Crime Law

Saturday, 20 October 2012 Hits 2177 Categories In Focus | Ivory

LONDON: Responding to the release today (October 18) of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's Wildlife Crime: Third Report of Session 2012-13, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) makes the following statement: "EIA welcomes the recommendation by the UK's influential Environmental Audit Committee that there should be a complete ban on the trade in ivory from all sources."

Oct19

Tanzania Seeks To Sell Stockpiled Ivory

Friday, 19 October 2012 Hits 2563 Categories In Focus | Ivory

Campaign group calls auction & trade plans 'untimely and ludicrous'

LONDON: Tanzania has formally applied to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) for permission to hold a one-off sale of 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory and to reduce protection for its elephant population.

Jul09

Mozambique: Six Tonnes of Ivory Stolen

Monday, 09 July 2012 Hits 2609 Categories In Focus | Ivory

Maputo — 266 elephant tusks, weighing six tonnes, have been stolen from the safe of Mozambique's National Directorate of Land and Forests (DNTF), an institution subordinate to the Ministry of Agriculture, according to a report in the latest issue of the independent weekly "Savana".

Jun23

Tanzania: Water Melons Spell Death to Elephants

Saturday, 23 June 2012 Hits 3026 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory

To people who rejoice with consuming healthy food, water melons are of high nutritional value. Likewise in the wild water melons and pumpkins are delicacies to some wild animals especially elephants. The problem now is that poachers are using both to lure and deplete elephants. A water melon laced with poison is capable of killing an elephant within minutes.

Jun21

INTERPOL's largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

Thursday, 21 June 2012 Hits 2452 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory

INTERPOL's largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.

May17

South Africa: Govt Makes Some Strides in Fight Against Poaching

Thursday, 17 May 2012 Hits 3885 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory | Rhino Poaching

Cape Town — South African soldiers, posted on the SA-Mozambican border to conduct border security patrols, seized 22 poachers and confiscated 19 hunting rifles and AK-47s between April last year and March this year.

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu, briefing media before her Budget Vote in Parliament on Thursday, said these poachers had been referred to the Hawks for further investigation.

May01

Kenya: Stiffer Sentences Will Help Save the Elephant

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 Hits 2314 Categories Elephants | In Focus | Ivory

Two months ago ivory poachers caught in West Laikipia in the act of hacking out the tusks of a newly killed elephant were found guilty and fined Sh15,000. This happened in the same court that sentenced a livestock thief to seven years imprisonment for the crime of stealing one sheep. And it happened all on the same day.

Apr05

Gabon to Burn Entire Ivory Stockpile in Effort to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Thursday, 05 April 2012 Hits 1608 Categories In Focus | Ivory

Gabon to Burn Entire Ivory Stockpile in Effort to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Announcement Made During Major International Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Conference in Gabon. As a symbol of its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade, Gabon will burn its entire ivory stockpile in the coming months, at a date to be announced shortly. The move is an acknowledgment by the country that ivory from illegal sources has no recognized commercial value, and could leak onto the black market if not destroyed, said World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC, which are supporting Gabon's efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade.

Apr02

Congo: Poachers Mass Murder 22 Encircled Elephants Attempting to Protect Their Young

Monday, 02 April 2012 Hits 2924 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory

African Parks regrets to announce that 22 elephants have been killed in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past ten days. Garamba, which shelters an estimated 2,000-3,000 elephants (one of the biggest remaining elephant populations in central Africa) has until now avoided the elephant poaching onslaught taking place across west and central Africa.

Mar09

Africa: Elephant Poaching Sharply Escalates

Friday, 09 March 2012 Hits 3454 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory

The year 2011 has been called the "annus horribilis" for African elephants.

The head of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), John Scanlon, has expressed his deep concern over recent reports of the poaching of almost 450 elephants in a national park in Cameroon.

Dec29

Africa: Record Ivory Seizures in 2011 - Watchdog

Thursday, 29 December 2011 Hits 1400 Categories Ivory

Dec22

Kenya: Govt Seizes Giant Haul of Smuggled Ivory

Thursday, 22 December 2011 Hits 1358 Categories Ivory

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