ARTICLES RELATING TO ELEPHANT POACHING

Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade

2019-08-27 22:29

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade.

Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

2017-11-18 21:39

Following an outcry, President Donald Trump says he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe.

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples

2014-07-04 06:01

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.

1 126 elephant tusks seized

2013-07-05 21:10

Tanzanian and Malawian police forces have seized 1 126 elephant tusks that were apparently intended for sale on the black market.

Kenyan official found with 19kg of ivory

2013-05-13 19:04

A top official in a Kenyan conservation group has been charged with illegal possession of 19kg of elephant ivory worth more than $20 000.

 

ANALYSIS: Botswana has an elephant poaching problem, not an overpopulation problem

2019-07-01 16:51

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.

Elephants: The forgotten giants at Africa-China summit

2015-12-03 12:08

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 seizes 2 tons of ivory

2014-06-05 21:15

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.

Legal ivory trade masks illegal market

2013-05-27 20:13

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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