IVORY

Rangers find unlikely sponsor

China is the biggest market for ivory yet Chinese business people are funding the war on poaching

World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign

The outlet called Ivory Lane purportedly offered items including earrings and necklaces for sale and had a well-produced website

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

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

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

Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching

The thinking behind the move was widely accepted at the time, and 'has only been proved wrong in hindsight' - researchers

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

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.

E-firm profits from slaughter of rare species

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce company that owns Play.com and Kobo, is the world's biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat.

China aids Kenya in ivory poacher crackdown

A Nairobi ivory bust – China's first wildlife crime arrest – was part of a month-long, international anti-trafficking operation.

Woman caught with ivory at OR Tambo

A 58-year-old woman has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng for possession of 40kg of ivory.

Hundreds of tusks intercepted en route to Cambodia

Malaysian authorities say they have seized hundreds of African elephant tusks worth about $1.3-million that were being shipped from Kenya to Cambodia.

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