Court hands down harshest sentence yet to ivory smuggler
On Tuesday, a Kenyan court ordered Tang Yong Jian, a convicted ivory smuggler from China, to pay a fine of Ksh 20 million, approximately US$233,000, or serve seven years in prison.
"The culture of ivory worship in Hong Kong is deep-rooted and centuries-old, which makes the decision to destroy any ivory…that much more extraordinary."
African Wildlife Foundation urges Hong Kong to destroy its stockpile and join other countries in taking a stand against illegal wildlife trafficking
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is celebrating two recent on-the-ground wins that, on a local level, complement the positive international momentum that appears to be gaining for Africa’s wildlife.
The Bodhi Tree Foundation (TBTF) launches S.A.F.E, an anti-poaching campaign aimed at galvanizing and uniting the tourism industry to elevate awareness of the current elephant poaching crisis. Developed in response to the plea of tour operators working in Africa who have been watching the crisis unfold firsthand, the campaign also provides support to field-based organizations working tirelessly to combat poaching and protect African Elephant populations.