Ivory Trade

Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban

The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items

China’s ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force

One of the world's biggest markets for African ivory, China announced that it would outlaw all domestic trade and processing by 2017

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade

Stance on ivory trade in Africa is not unified, with some countries calling for a global ban although others are open to elephant ivory trade.

Outrage at Japan’s ivory sales

Yahoo sold sold an estimated 12 tonnes of elephant tusks and fashioned pieces of ivory on its Japanese auction site

Desire for power drives megadeath

Killing elephants and rhinos for even a part of their bodies wounds our humanity and lives.

Tanzania’s elephants under siege

Poaching linked to crime syndicates has seen 85 000 tuskers being slaughtered in five years.

Turning Africa’s Big 5 into hard cash

Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.

Target the traders in ivory war

It is not only armed insurgent and rebel groups that fuel the slaughter of elephants, it is also greed.

Diplomatic indignation in ivory row

Tanzania claims the report about Chinese diplomats smuggling ivory was 'cooked up'.

Chinese officials went on illegal ivory ‘buying sprees’

Officials who visited Tanzania with President Xi Jinping took advantage of the lack of security checks to buy large amounts of ivory, say activists.

African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups

Intelligence chiefs have red-flagged wildlife poaching as a security risk, saying proceeds from the crime are being used to fund terror groups.

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