Deadliest year yet for Africa’s rhinos and elephants

In 2011, an estimated 40 tonnes of illegal ivory was seized worldwide, representing thousands of dead elephants. So far this year about 28 tonnes has reportedly been seized but the number is expected to climb as more data comes in. “The last four years since 2009 are four of our five highest volume years in […]

Large anti-poaching operation in Kenya

Large operation and 48 kg ivory seized in Kenya. Kenya Wildlife Service said they have seized 48 kg of ivory, over 700 rounds of ammunition and arrested 46 suspected poachers from across the country in anti-poaching operations in the past week. The anti-poaching efforts and subsequent arrests were made in different parts of the country […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Congressman wrote to Ambassador of Uganda for slaughter of elephants

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–September 10 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) wrote to the Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda requesting cooperation with an investigation into the slaughter of twenty-two elephants in the Garamba National Park. It is unclear who committed the slaughter, which occurred in order to poach the elephants’ ivory tusks, but local park officials believe that […]

2011 – Boom Year for Illicit Elephant Ivory

January 1, 2012 The 13 largest hauls of ivory intercepted by customs officials around the world in 2011 weighed in at a combined 23 tons, probably taken from more than 2,500 slain elephants, according to Traffic, an international organization that monitors wildlife trade. Despite efforts by enforcement agencies and campaigners, overall demand shows no sign of […]

Monitoring a Grim Rise In the Illegal Ivory Trade

For two decades, TRAFFIC’s Tom Milliken has tracked the illicit ivory trade that has led to the continued slaughter of Africa’s elephants. Milliken, who has lived in Africa since 1991, attributes the latest spike in ivory seizures to a seemingly insatiable demand for ivory in Asia and the increasingly sophisticated network of criminal gangs that […]

Cameroon losing battle to save elephants from poachers

March 2012 Soldiers in Cameroon are losing the battle to save the last elephants in a remote frontier park from marauding horsemen believed to be invading from Sudan. “The forces arrived too late to save most of the park’s elephants, and were too few to deter the poachers,” said Natasha Kofoworola Quist, director of the […]

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