Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam!

Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam! In both cases through the United Arab Emirates. Ugandan authorities have intercepted a Singapore-bound shipment of ivory hidden in metallic drums and labelled as shea butter. Fifty “pieces” of ivory have been discovered in the drums so far. The load had been booked on a cargo […]

Uganda suspends officials over ivory ‘disappearance’

Five senior officials at Uganda’s wildlife authority have been suspended after a tonne of seized ivory disappeared, government officials say. The ivory, estimated to be worth more than $1m (£638,000), was apparently taken from government strongrooms. Those suspended include the authority’s chief ranger as well as intelligence officers who work there. Poaching has increased in […]

Ivory samples from Uganda to be DNA tested in the U.S.

Where is this huge consignment of ivory that has been confiscated in Uganda coming from? Is it coming from neighbouring DR Congo or South Sudan or Central Africa Republic that have been torn by military conflicts in the recent decades? The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is leaving nothing to speculation by taking samples of the […]

New study and analysis on ivory, terrorism & the LRA

Out Of Garamba, intO uGanda. Poaching and trade of ivory in Garamba National Park and LRA-affected areas in Congo. By Kristof Titeca Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp ABSTRACT Ivory poaching and trading in central and eastern Africa has recently received a lot of attention. On the one hand, there have […]

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