Latest Campaign News

19 July 2011

In an effort to draw the world’s attention to the impact of poaching on Africa’s elephants, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force will host the burning of 5 tonnes of seized ivory in Tsavo National Park on Wednesday 20th July. 

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01 July 2011

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

This month’s seizures are difficult to represent in terms of total dead elephant numbers....  

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24 June 2011

Ask anyone for an example of a large, long extinct mammal that once roamed the earth throughout vast ranges in its millions, and ‘mammoths’ would likely be many people’s answer.  

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31 May 2011

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

This month’s seizures represent at least 299 dead elephants…

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10 May 2011

Last Thursday night (5th May), fourteen metal boxes, labeled as originating from two fictitious embassies and destined for Lagos in Nigeria, were inspected by officials at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, following a tip off.

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04 May 2011

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

This month’s seizures represent at least 489 dead elephants…

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20 April 2011

One of the largest ever seizures of illegal ivory has taken place in China, close to the southern border with Vietnam.  The 707 elephant tusks, 32 ivory bracelets and 1 rhino horn were being transported in wooden boxes inside a large truck, which was stopped for a routine inspection at a highway toll station.  

14 April 2011

A recent paper on the impact of civil war on mammals in Gola National Park in Sierra Leone confirms our worst fears for remaining elephant numbers in the country.

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07 April 2011

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

This month’s seizures represent at least 321 dead elephants…

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06 April 2011

Thailand is a major destination for smuggled African elephant ivory, with more than 7 metric tons of illegal ivory (which could represent a total of 1065 elephants) reportedly trafficked into Thailand from Africa in the last 15 months alone.

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