EAL & other 40 NGOs urge EU to suspend raw ivory export

Elephant Action League and other 40 international non-governmental organizations sign letter to the European Union urging to suspend any export of raw ivory and to support a common EU position to this effect at the April 10th Committee meeting on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora. March 23, 2015 European Union Ministers in charge of CITES, […]

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 […]

The Elephant Tragedy, Official vs non-Official Figures

We read all kind of figures about how many elephants are killed every year. 17,000, 22,000, 25,000, 30,000, 35,000, 50,000, etc.. It’s not just a problem of having different sources and opinions but also the fact that nobody really knows the extent of this tragedy. This is why the Elephant Action League recommends more caution in […]

Armenia, a new transit route for wildlife trafficking

At Europe’s door, Armenia is becoming an important hub for wildlife trafficking from Africa and Asia, including the import of bonobos and other endangered species through Guinea, according to a report by the investigative website, Hetq. The report states that many animals are then trafficked on to Russia, China and the UAE. Some of the animals […]

Tanzania, the Mask Has Fallen

A few months ago, when Tanzania started to be more active and vocal about poaching, the Elephant Action League warned that it was just a well organized strategy, to please CITES and the international community in order to get the authorization to sell the country’s huge ivory stockpile. We were right. After it failed early […]

South Africa is considering the sale of over 16 tons of ivory

After the rhinos, the elephants…We told you so last week! South Africa is considering the sale of over 16 tons of ivory. Less than three years to the next CITES meeting and the ivory race has already begun. If in three years the CITES parties will decide for another one-off sale of ivory, they will fuel […]

First Italian to win the Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards

The prestigious Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards. Hundreds of delegates attending the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES gathered to honor the heroic efforts of wildlife law enforcement officers who often put their lives in jeopardy to protect wildlife and uphold the rule of law. The Elephant Action League covered […]

Our voice reported on The Star, BBC and The Economist

Elephant Action League (EAL) is part of a group of 10 conservation organizations that attended CITES in Bangkok and publicly denounced the failure of the Convention to stop elephant poaching and to address the real problems, including China. Our voice was heard and reported on the Kenyan newspaper The Star, BBC and the Economist. “The […]

Press Release from Bangkok on CITES and its Failure

CITES, Bangkok. On the last day of the convention, Elephant Action League, together with other conservation and welfare organisations, issued a statement saying that we are outraged by what we consider the failure of CITES to stop the elephant poaching. We demand a much tougher approach taken, especially with respect to China. The only way […]

CITES Ivory Policy Is On Drugs

Great article of Bryan Christy on the National Geographic: CITES Ivory Policy Is On Drugs “…Here is where it’s useful to jump from my grade school memories to a metaphor my team used while investigating the story that became Blood Ivory: Ivory Worship. Cocaine. Every time one of us wanted to say the word elephant or […]

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