Biggest Ivory Seizure Ever in Thailand, 4 tons from Congo

BANGKOK – (AP) — Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country’s history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in Bangkok on Saturday after the authorities received […]

Five Vietnamese ivory smugglers arrested at Nairobi airport (Kenya)

Kenyan authorities have arrested five ivory smugglers holding Vietnamese passports as the East African nation stepped up anti-poaching measures. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the five suspects were arrested on Tuesday night at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while on transit from Luanda, Angola to Bangkok, Thailand, aboard a Kenya Airways flight KQ771. The KWS announcement comes in the wake of Jan. 15’s seizure of […]

CITES Elephant Plan is Misguided

Next March, assuming everything goes smoothly, Thailand will host a major meeting of delegates from the 175 nations that are members of CITES, to talk about ivory. CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, charged with helping the world take common-sense measures to protect wildlife. In the past […]

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