Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300m of ivory to fund game reserves

2019-06-11 20:59

Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Half a ton of ivory seized in Austria

2016-11-17 08:31

Austrian authorities have seized more than 560kg of ivory, a haul they described as a national record and one of the biggest in Europe.

Cambodia seizes 600kg of ivory from Africa

2016-08-06 14:19

Cambodian customs have seized more than 600kg of illegal ivory in a container packed with maize that had languished unclaimed at a port for two years.

Spanish police seize 74 African tusks

2016-05-26 23:15

Police in Spain have seized 74 African elephant tusks from a man who was allegedly trying to sell them with a fake permit.

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

2016-01-26 16:04

Sri Lanka's government has destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia.

Kenya court blocks bail for 'ivory kingpin'

2015-08-26 19:10

Kenya's High Court has blocked the release on bail of a suspected kingpin of an ivory smuggling gang who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted people.

Uganda ivory stolen from impound vault

2015-01-27 20:54

A huge haul of elephant ivory seized in Uganda probably includes tusks stolen from government strongrooms last year.

Illegal ivory crushed in Paris

2014-02-06 21:15

Three tons of illegal ivory has been crushed in Paris in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

Chinese ivory smuggler caught at OR Tambo

2013-12-13 20:20

A 58-year-old woman has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport for possession of 40kg of ivory.

Illegal ivory shipment seized

Police seized a container marked as "sundried fish" in Kenya; the container actually contained a "major find" of illegal ivory. Watch.

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Elephant-rich African nations demand right to resume Ivory sales

2019-05-07 20:56

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

Brothers allegedly tried to smuggle R6m of contraband out of SA

2016-10-29 09:24

Two Chinese brothers face a litany of charges after allegedly attempting to bribe an official in a bid to smuggle diamonds, ivory and abalone worth R6m out of the country.

US near total ban on African elephant ivory sales

2016-06-02 17:26

The Obama administration has issued new regulations designed to restrict the sale of products with African elephant ivory.

Kenya to burn massive ivory stockpile

2016-01-26 21:01

Kenya will torch its vast stockpile of ivory at a star-studded summit to include Hollywood celebrities, presidents and business leaders.

Hong Kong move to ban ivory trade welcomed

2016-01-14 20:20

A pledge by Hong Kong to ban its ivory trade has been welcomed by conservationists.

Malawi postpones torching ivory

2015-04-02 19:33

Malawi has postponed the burning of four tons of ivory, saying it would wait until more elephant tusks were released from court cases before making a public show.

Ivory smuggled on China state visit - report

2014-11-06 18:52

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.

More than 1000 rhinos poached in 2013

2014-01-20 09:47

More than 1000 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in 2013, a record number and an increase of over 50 percent from the previous year.

Chinese man held in 100kg Zim ivory bust

2013-10-21 21:53

Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese national at Harare airport who was found with 100kg of raw and processed ivory in his possession.

Vatican defends ivory policy

2013-01-23 21:45

The Vatican has defended itself against accusations it encourages illegal ivory trafficking, telling elephant lovers it would do what it could to help combat "a serious and unjustifiable phenomenon".

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