African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid, in partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, are launching a new public awareness campaign, one aimed at educating the Tanzanian public about the severe poaching crisis and building widespread support to protect elephants and other species from the illegal wildlife trade.
On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory in New York City’s Times Square.
Police in Kenya have arrested several people in connection with two caches of illegal ivory seized in Thailand and Singapore respectively.
Lang Lang, the world’s most famous classical pianist performing today, has stepped up to fight the global ivory trade in a stirring new public service announcement (PSA) to be distributed throughout his native China, the world’s largest market for ivory.
Following on the heels of an initiative announced yesterday by the Beijing Capital International Airport Customs Office to inform Chinese air travelers to never buy ivory abroad and bring it home, the Chinese government today symbolically destroyed 662 kgs of ivory outside of Beijing.