On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a move to tighten regulations around ivory trade in the United States by instating a near complete ban on all ivory commerce.
On Friday, rangers from Tanzania’s Wildlife Division and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) graduated alongside their four-legged partners—eight ivory detection dogs—following two months of intensive training under African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF’s) Conservation Canine Programme.
This week, at the 39th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee Meeting in Bonn, Germany, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is once again calling on governments and extractive industries to adopt a ‘no go’ and ‘no impact’ policy in and around World Heritage Sites in Africa.
On Thursday, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Global Anti-Poaching Act to go before the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.
The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.