Close Ivory Market in Japan, Beginning with Hankos

A new campaign from WildAid and Tears of the African Elephant, a Japanese NGO, calls on Japan to end its ivory trade starting with abandoning ivory hanko stamps. Roughly 80% of Japan’s ivory con...

Malaysia destroys 4 tons of ivory tusks, products

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has destroyed nearly four tons of elephant tusks and ivory products estimated to be worth 13.26 million ringgit ($3.2 million) as part of its fight against the illeg...

WildAid: Japan Announces Tighter Controls on Domestic Ivory Market

JAPAN (WildAid) - Beginning in July, Japan will require ivory dealers to prove, via carbon dating, that ivory pieces were legally acquired. Until now, owners did not need to provide verifiable proof o...

China’s ‘Ivory Queen’ trafficker sentenced to 15 years in Tanzania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yang Feng Glan, one of Tanzania’s most notorious ivory-trafficking criminals, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. CNN reports the network was told by Tanzan...

Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent say ...

Cambodia's largest ivory bust sees tons of elephant tusks seized

Cambodia has seized more than 3.2 tons of elephant tusks that were smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Some 1,206 tusks were hidden inside an abandoned shipping container when the authorities ...

Ivory trade study is tribute to killed US conservationist

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — American conservationist Esmond Martin researched the illegal ivory trade in Myanmar shortly before he was killed in Kenya this year. Now the research has been released in a report...

WildAid Response to Botswana Mass Poaching Incident

(WILDAID) - WildAid is extremely troubled by the discovery of 87 poached elephant carcasses as well as recent news reports of poachers targeting white rhinos in Botswana. The Okavango Delta is well...

Kung Fu Panda Fights Extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - In between his blockbuster movie releases, Po, the Kung Fu Panda, is busy championing endangered species as part of the world's largest ever wildlife conservation awarene...

Taiwan’s ivory ban to enter into force in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Forestry Bureau said on July 13 that the ban on the sale of ivory will enter into force in 2020, in a measure to protect African elephants, who are illegally ...

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater ...

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant keeled over in the tall grass in Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has occurred. It wasn't killers who targeted he...

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't ...

Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade

TAIWAN (WILDAID) - Taiwan has introduced a bill that will ban all domestic ivory trade effective January 1, 2020. Amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Act will make it illegal to sell or purchase i...

Britain to ban ivory sales to stamp out 'abhorrent' trade

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will ban the sale of ivory, no matter how old, to help protect the world's elephant population. The government said Tuesday that the ban is the toughest...