Two ivory traffickers arrested in Gabon

Gabon – On Tuesday 13th November, 2 ivory traffickers have been arrested by forestry officials and “contre-ingérences”, with support and information from Conservation Justice (http://www.conservation-justice.org). They had 40 kg of ivory they were trying to sell. They will be transferred to the Libreville tribunal on Monday to be judged. One of them is probably one […]

Animal rights group puts bounty on elephant killers in Sumatra

Animal rights group PETA offered a $1,000 reward Tuesday for information on the killing of three critically-endangered Sumatran elephants near palm oil plantations in Indonesia. The carcasses of three female elephants, including a year-old calf, were found rotting at the weekend in the jungle on Sumatra island outside the Tesso Nilo National Park, which is […]

Anti-trafficking operation in Gabon by “Conservation Justice”

Our Partner “Conservation Justice”, the first and only wildlife law enforcement NGO in Gabon and part of the LAGA (Last Great Ape Organization) family, conducted and facilitated an anti-trafficking operation at the Libreville airport (Gabon), with customs and the Forest Ministry. In JUST 10 days and on ONLY a fraction of the suitcases, they found […]

Poachers decimate Tanzania’s elephant herds

Poachers decimate Tanzania’s elephant herds. In 2009-2011 the country was the leading exporter of illegal ivory in the world. Yet Tanzania just requested to sell its ivory stock. The slaughter of elephants and the seizure of illegal ivory have soared to their highest levels in decades. A voracious market in Asia and chaotic wildlife protection […]

Biggest ivory shipment found in Hong Kong history

October 21st, 2012 – Hong Kong Customs announced Saturday that it had found 1,209 elephant tusks smuggled in two shipping containers from Kenya and Tanzania. Seven people were arrested in what customs said was the biggest such bust in Hong Kong history. The tusks, valued at $3.4 million, are used for making ivory ornaments. A […]

Demand for Illegal Ivory Explodes in Asia – A Video

Despite a 1990 global treaty illegalizing the sale of elephant tusks, religious faiths across Asia value ivory and are willing to pay for it. National Geographic’s two-year investigation revealed that governments are often complicit in the purchasing and processing of ivory. The magazine also found that ivory traffickers are operating with impunity, thwarting poorly written international […]

NGO LAGA facilitates arrest of ivory dealer in Cameroon

LAGA, the first law enforcement NGO in Africa, reported that a long time ivory dealer (in the picture) was arrested with 35 kg of ivory in the Briqueterie neighborhood in Yaounde (Cameroon), an area very difficult to penetrate because of violence and noted for harboring major ivory dealers. The dealer attempted to bribe the arresting […]

Human-elephant conflict dramatically on the rise in Asia

Human-elephant conflict over space has become one of the major issues in the fight to save Asia’s endangered elephants. Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife claimed that 117 elephants and 30 men were killed up to June this year, mostly due to human-elephant conflicts. “Main cause of the deaths is human activities and a few are […]

The Militarization of African Elephant Poaching

At Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, wildlife rangers are equipped with rocket launchers, assault rifles, machine guns which they’ll need, as The New York Times reports today, because elephant poaching have become the latest conflict resource in Africa and the target of African armies. The Times‘s Jeffrey Gettleman has your morning read (if you’re looking for […]

Ivory Worship – Tusks carved into religious objects

Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped? Although the world has found substitutes for every one of ivory’s practical uses—billiard balls, piano keys, brush handles—its religious use is frozen in amber, and its role as a political symbol persists. Last year […]

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