A World Without Elephants? Blame China

The planet’s elephant population is plummeting, and they may go extinct within the next 20 years, thanks in large part to China’s lust for ivory. The presence of the Africa summit here in Washington directs our attention to a range of matters we don’t pay quite enough attention to—the global AIDS crisis, what used to be […]

Ivory destruction: Hong Kong teaches a lesson to Beijing

In a landmark decision, the Hong Kong Endangered Species Advisory Committee voted today to destroy almost the entire ivory stockpile, 28 of its estimated 33 tons. Conservationists have applauded the decision as a major step in the battle against the ivory trade. Andrea Crosta, Executive Director of the Elephant Action League, commented: “I think it’s […]

China destroyed seized ivory today – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE DONGGUAN, CHINA – Jan. 6, 2013 – In a surprise move the Government of China destroyed today 6.1 tons of ivory and other wildlife products confiscated from illegal trade at a public ceremony in the city of Dongguan, near Guangzhou. Official delegations from ten countries attended the event, including the U.S., UK, India, Kenya, Gabon […]

Surprise Ivory Destruction in China – Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 4, 2013 – The Government of China is set to destroy ivory and other wildlife products confiscated from illegal trade at a public ceremony on Jan. 6 in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. It’s the first time for China and it took the international community by surprise. Chinese authorities are planning […]

China to burn ivory stockpile

According to an official release from China’s State Forestry Administration, China is about to burn some of its ivory stockpile. The destruction will be in Guangzhou on the 6th of January 2014, and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing will be promoting the event via social media. The Elephant Action League is launching a campaign to destroy […]

Story on the Chinese Paper Southern Weekly on Elephant Poaching Goes Viral

The story published November 15th in Southern Weekly, about elephant poaching and blood ivory, has gone viral in China, has been shared widely across Chinese web sites and social media, raising awareness among millions of Chinese. The story mentioned also Elephant Action League and its groundbreaking investigation on ivory and terrorism. According to WCS, also mentioned on the article, the total views of the […]

A Chinese journalist on ivory and rhino horn

You want to know why Chinese buy ivory and rhino horn? What drives the demand? Who are the Chinese who go to Africa? How Chinese people see Africa and Africans? A very interesting analysis/perspective by a Chinese journalist and investigator. “…But ivory is different. Although the per kg value of ivory is far less than […]

In first 10 months of 2013 Hong Kong custom seized over 3,350 ivory tusks

Only in 2013 and only in the port of Hong Kong, so far the custom seized over 3,350 ivory tusks. It’s more than 1,675 dead elephants who ended up in this Chinese port. Customs commonly assumes a 10% seizure success rate. You do the math… China is acting as a vacuum cleaner for elephants, and […]


To the Vietnamese and Chinese consumers who take the horn as a virility enhancer: Your Penis Will Remain (Very) Small. To the Vietnamese and Chinese consumers who take the horn as a cure for cancer: You Will Die. To the Vietnamese and Chinese consumers who take the horn to cure hangovers: Your Liver Will Explode. […]

Kenya, Chinese woman sentenced to jail for trafficking in ivory

Maybe something is changing in Kenya… A court sentenced a Chinese ivory smuggler to almost two and a half years in prison in a landmark ruling hailed as sending a powerful warning to poachers and smugglers. A Chinese woman, Chen Biemei, 30, was jailed for 31 months for trying to smuggle 6.9 kg of worked ivory […]

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