Tag: ivory

A live elephant with a dead elephant

The senseless and horrific death of Hope

People sometimes ask me how I can do my job. Actually, I don’t know how the folk at STE do theirs. EIA’s work is in many ways a one removed from the grim reality of poaching because we are focusing on the trade; so it’s rare for us to be present at the immediate aftermath of a poaching incident.


Mary Rice reflects on this week’s ivory burning in Kenya

Almost 10 years ago, we investigated the case of more than six tonnes of illegal ivory seized en route to Japan. It had been only one of 19 which had left the shores of Africa, all heading to Asia. To this day, no-one apart from a minor fixer in Singapore has ever been prosecuted, let alone convicted.