WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

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...

On the First Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

CHINA (WildAid) - More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighborin...

Actress Davika Hoorne Says No To Ivory In WildAid Campaign

THAILAND (WildAid) - As part of its Ivory Free campaign, WildAid launched a new video and billboard series in Thailand featuring leading actress and international fashion icon 'Mai' Davika Hoo...

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 ...

WildAid Ambassador Yao Ming Urges Travelers to Say No to Ivory in Laos

CHINA (WILDAID) - The demand for ivory and the ongoing elephant poaching crisis kills up to 33,000 elephants per year. While many governments around the world have recently banned the domestic sale of...

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...

Hong Kong Lawmakers Ban Ivory In Historic Move To Protect Elephants

(HONG KONG / WILDAID) – Hong Kong Legislative Councilors voted on 31st January to ban ivory sales in the former epicentre of the global ivory trade. Lawmakers passed the Endangered Species of An...

Gabon breaks ivory syndicate as countries ban trade and prices fall

(GABON / WILDAID) - Officials in Gabon today announced the arrest of the West African country’s biggest ivory trafficking kingpin and his eight-member criminal syndicate. The operation was the r...

"The Ivory Trap" Film Premieres in Uganda

(UGANDA / WILDAID) - Celebrated Ugandan film director Isaac Nabwana's latest feature exposes the violence and corruption associated with wildlife poaching and trafficking. "The Ivory Trap&...

WildAid works to reduce demand for ivory and shark fin in Thailand

(THAILAND / WILDAID) - Thailand remains a significant market and transit country for elephant ivory and shark fin. During 2017, WildAid worked to reduce demand and to strengthen enforcement on ivory a...

Yao Ming and WildAid inform Chinese consumers that buying ivory is now illegal

(CHINA / WILDAID) The greatest single step toward reducing elephant poaching will come into effect on Sunday when it will be illegal to buy or sell ivory in China. The country was once the world's...

As China bans ivory, prices and poaching fall, other countries follow

(UNITED STATES / WILDAID) - China, which was the largest market for illegal elephant ivory, will ban all domestic sales of ivory products effective December 31, 2017. Described by WildAid CEO Peter...

Nearly two tons of ivory crushed in New York

(UNITED STATES / WILDAID) Authorities in New York today destroyed nearly two tons of illegal ivory confiscated in the state. The crush was intended to discourage consumers from buying illicit wildl...