Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade.
Following an outcry, President Donald Trump says he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe.
The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market.
Tanzanian and Malawian police forces have seized 1 126 elephant tusks that were apparently intended for sale on the black market.
A top official in a Kenyan conservation group has been charged with illegal possession of 19kg of elephant ivory worth more than $20 000.
The Botswana government recently reintroduced trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium. It did so on the pretext that Botswana has “too many elephants”. But a new academic paper shows that this argument doesn’t hold.
When the Chinese president and African leaders meet this week to bolster economic ties, the elephant in the room will be the trade in ivory - and conservationists want the issue on the table.
Kenya's embattled wildlife service has arrested two people after seizing a huge haul of ivory equivalent to at least 114 poached elephant in the port city of Mombasa.
A huge haul of illegal ivory in China has revealed the vast scale of the trade and flaws in the country's system of legal ivory sales, a wildlife monitoring group says.
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