Latest Campaign News

06 February 2014

France has today crushed and incinerated 3.5 tonnes of ivory in the shadow of the iconic Eiffel Tower, ahead of the UK-hosted Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade taking place in London on the 13th February.

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30 January 2014

A Chinese ivory smuggler, who pleaded guilty to trafficking ivory in Kenya, was yesterday fined 20 million Kenya Shillings (equivalent to US$232,000 or £138,000).  He will serve seven years in prison if he is unable to pay the fine.

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23 January 2014

Following China’s destruction of 6 tonnes of its ivory stockpile, Hong Kong has committed to destroying 28 tonnes of seized ivory.

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17 December 2013

Jean-Philippe Nkaga, suspected to not only be behind the mass slaughter of elephants but to also coordinate ivory trafficking, has been arrested in Minvoul, Northern Gabon.

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12 December 2013

From the 2nd - 4th December 2013, government representatives and elephant experts gathered in Botswana to attend the African Elephant Summit, to discuss the current serious crisis facing Africa's elephants.

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01 December 2013

A recent study finds that unlike other Southeast Asian domestic ivory markets, that in Cambodia has dried up. Crackdown on poaching and stronger law enforcement are among the reasons...

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18 November 2013

Adam Roberts, Executive Vice-President of Born Free USA was witness to the latest mass ivory destruction event..

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08 October 2013

On 4th October 2013 thousands marched in a series of 15 worldwide marches, showing their opposition to the current elephant poaching crises and the ivory trade causing it. 

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26 September 2013

Governments and conservation partners launch new initiative to tackle the scourge of poaching, illegal ivory trade and associated national, regional and global security issues. 

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25 September 2013

Notorious elephant poaching twin brothers are standing trial this week charged with having killed more than 100 elephants...

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