Great Success for EAL & WildLeaks: The Ivory Game Wins at the Beijing Film Festival

ELEPHANT ACTION LEAGUE AND PROJECT WILDLEAKS EFFORTS PAYING OFF IN CHINA AS THE IVORY GAME WINS BIG AT BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Huge achievement for the LA-based organization – by far the most important awareness and advocacy success in China on the issue of elephant poaching and ivory trafficking April 18, 2017, Los Angeles, California: […]

BLENDING IVORY: China’s Old Loopholes, New Hopes – The Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An undercover investigation by the Elephant Action League (EAL) on China’s ivory trade, including rhino horn trade and the role of trophy hunting. Washington, DC, December 30, 2015. EAL publishes today a report on its undercover investigation in mainland China and Hong Kong in an effort to expose the areas where illegal ivory opportunistically enters […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rhinos, Photos of the four Chinese Nationals Sentenced to 20 years

Four Chinese Nationals Arrested in Possession of 11 Rhino Horns Sentenced to 20 years in Prison Mbeya, Tanzania, December 18, 2015. The four Chinese nationals – Song Lei (33), Xiao Shaodan (29), Chen Jianlin (34) and Hu Liang (30) – arrested in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region in November while in possession of 11 rhino horns were […]

The “Queen of Ivory” arrested in Tanzania

PRESS RELEASE Breaking News “The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, arrested by a specialized Task Force in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country. Dar-es-Salaam, 8 October 2015 – A specialized wildlife trafficking unit under Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) arrested a […]

Zimbabwe’s government admits capturing baby elephants to send to UAE

Wildlife groups say elephants will die if separated from mothers as minister tells. Also 7 lion cubs have been rounded up for sale. Zimbabwe’s government has admitted capturing baby elephants for export to the United Arab Emirates, despite warnings from conservation groups that taking them away from their mothers could kill them. Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe’s […]

How China’s ivory addiction explains the new world economy

Why exactly is China fueling the ivory trade? Here are the five top reasons: 1. China’s poorly regulated system for legal ivory sales. 2. Growing ties with Africa and porous Chinese borders. 3. Gift-giving and corruption. 4. The suppression of the Chinese environmental movement. 5. Lack of knowledge about the ivory industry. From the Washington […]

Chinese President’s Delegation Tied to Illegal Ivory Purchases During Africa Visit

BEIJING — When President Xi Jinping of China and his entourage of government officials and business leaders arrived in Tanzania in March 2013, it was to officially promote economic ties between the two countries. But according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nongovernmental organization based in London, members of the Chinese delegation […]

Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal

Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal By Alejandro Nadal and Francisco Aguayo – A Voice for Elephants In a recent essay, Dan Stiles tries to explain why he thinks legalizing international ivory trade would help elephants’ conservation. “With a legal raw ivory trade, elephants can thrive”, he says. If legal […]

Tanzania in big coalition against poaching

Tanzania has agreed to form a task force together with the United States, China, Germany, European Union, World Bank and the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) to control and curb illegal poaching, trafficking and export of ivory in the region. http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=1822&pLv=3&srI=57&spI=23&cI=19 Let’s hope in new innovative and courageous approaches… And let’s not forget corruption & […]

Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory

The new very well done report by c4ads and Born Free USA examines the logistics, trends, flows, networks, and markets of the illicit ivory trade. It finds a professionalized and transnational system that is integrated into the broader black market, operating seamlessly from the remotest corners of Africa thousands of miles to booming Asian retail […]

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