Hong Kong’s “legal” ivory market is willfully obstructing newly announced efforts by China and the United States to end ivory sales, at a time when thousands of African elephants are dying at the hands of poachers, according to a new report released by WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation with accompanying undercover footage provided to the organizations.
Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Intelligence and Investigations Unit (IIU) officers have successfully intercepted a group of men attempting to illegally export 12 live Zambian sable antelopes by air to South Africa. Unfortunately five of the sable died as a result of stress during the journey.
On Tuesday, law enforcement officials, wildlife protection managers, prosecutors, judges and magistrates from Ethiopia will participate in a Wildlife Criminal Justice Assistance training in Addis Ababa.
African Wildlife Foundation Board Chair David Thomson released the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Assembly Bill 96 into law, effectively banning all intrastate trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state:
U.S. President Barack Obama and People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping have announced a commitment to “take significant and timely steps to halt the domestic commercial trade of ivory” in their respective countries, according to a fact sheet released by the White House at the close of President Xi’s State visit.