Latest Campaign News

03 April 2012

A total of 22 elephants in four groups were rounded up and killed in ten bloody days this March in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an incident which bore the hallmarks of a professionally organised and executed operation. Read full story

07 March 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least  21 dead elephants, bringing the total since this time last year to at least 3,637…*

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24 February 2012

In a shocking development to earlier news on the large scale elephant poaching taking place in northern Cameroon, 458 bodies of dead elephants have reportedly now been counted. 

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21 February 2012

Bloody Ivory was shocked to hear recent reports of elephant poaching in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. At least 100 bodies have reportedly been found, with more than 200 elephants suspected to have been killed since the middle of January.

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31 January 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 77 dead elephants, bringing the total since this time last year to at least 4,001…*

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05 January 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 309 dead elephants, not including 1,210 combined whole tusks and pieces, bringing the total for this year to at least 4,340

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13 December 2011

Devastating news just in reports that approximately 2 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks have been impounded by customs authorities at Port Klang in Malaysia, en route from Mombasa in Kenya to Sihanoukville in Cambodia. 

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01 December 2011

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 48 dead elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 4,031…

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01 November 2011

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 125 dead elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 3,983…

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27 October 2011

Anti-poaching and other conservation efforts in northern Benin (West Africa) have been successful – the elephant population is growing. This is good news for the park’s ecosystem, but has also led to an increase in conflict between elephants and communities living in the area. 

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