On Thursday, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act, which will help the United States work with partner countries in disrupting and combating the global illegal wildlife trade.
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.
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.