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29 October 2012

An update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade.  

This period’s seizure figures represent at least 861 dead elephants.

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25 October 2012

Details regarding one of the world’s largest ever seizures of ivory are gradually coming to light.

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09 October 2012

Renowned field biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond OBE gives his thoughts on elephant poaching, the ivory trade, the importance of elephants as ecosystem engineers and more...

24 July 2012

Intervention made by Will Travers OBE on behalf of the Species Survival Network (SSN) at the Standing Committee meeting in Geneva today...

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20 July 2012

The buying and selling of wild animals and plants and their body parts is an industry worth billions of dollars a year.  It can have extremely damaging, sometimes irreversible, impacts on the species being traded...

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18 July 2012

As we reported previously, on 27th June the Gabonese government burnt its ivory stockpile in a show of defiance to the poachers and traffickers who would profit from the death of elephants. As part of the ivory audit prior to the burn, Luc Mathot, President of Conservation Justice, followed officials who verified the ivory stocks all over the country and monitored the transport of the ivory to the location of the burning ceremony. 
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27 June 2012

In a dramatic statement of principle, the Central African nation of Gabon today burnt its 4.8 tonne elephant ivory stockpile - a move which has been widely applauded by the international conservation community.  The Born Free Foundation believes this landmark gesture by Gabon sends a clear and unambiguous message to the criminal networks involved in international wildlife crime: that illegal trading in elephant ivory will no longer be tolerated.

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07 June 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 251 dead elephants, bringing the total since this time last year to at least 3,180…*

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01 May 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 19 dead elephants, bringing the total since this time last year to at least 3,228…*

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03 April 2012

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

This month’s seizure figures represent at least  64 dead elephants, bringing the total since this time last year to at least 3,530…*

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