Tag: poaching

Ivory seized in October 2003 by Hong Kong Customs.
Press Release

US ivory crush sends signal to end elephant ivory trade

We commend the United States Government’s inspiring step to destroy 5.4 tonnes of seized elephant ivory in Denver, Colorado. The stockpile represents 25 years of seizures of illegal ivory in the United States and its destruction will focus attention on the devastating impacts of the illegal wildlife trade

Press Release

Poaching increases as SA pushes legal rhino horn trade

The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa called for a legal international trade in rhino horn, according to analysis by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)