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01 March 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade 

This month’s seizures representat least 168 dead elephants… 

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01 February 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade.

This month’s seizures represent at least 385 dead elephants...

14 December 2010

On Friday 10th December, two Singapore nationals were arrested in possession of 92kg of ivory at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.  

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07 December 2010

On Friday 26th November, over 100 kg of ivory was seized and 16 ivory dealers arrested in Gabon, Central Africa – the result of a groundbreaking wildlife law enforcement initiative for the country. 

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19 November 2010

The Centre Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife, working in collaboration with the forces of law and order, the Judiciary and SSN member the Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA), recently arrested two wildlife traffickers trying to sell four carved pieces of ivory and brought an Egyptian to court for complicity.

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11 November 2010

On the 9th of September customs officers at Hong Kong port intercepted and seized a shipment of 1,550kg of ivory tusks.  The consignment originated in Tanzania and was sent to Malaysia before being routed to Hong Kong in an effort to avoid detection.

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26 August 2010

Two tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns were seized this Sunday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.  

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16 July 2010

Thai customs officials today announced the seizure of another significant haul of ivory  - 117 tusks and 9 other pieces weighing 765kg.

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27 May 2010

Over the past few days, two more huge seizures have taken place in Vietnam and Kenya, netting 1,655kg of ivory and an additional 48 tusks.

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27 May 2010

400kgs of elephant ivory and rhino horn seized in INTERPOL operation

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