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.
The Hong Kong public overwhelmingly supports a comprehensive ban on elephant ivory sales, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme.