Showing posts with label ivory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ivory. Show all posts

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Le commerce de l'ivoire totalement interdit en Chine

L'interdiction totale du commerce de l'ivoire est entrée en vigueur dimanche en Chine, autrefois premier marché de destination pour les défenses de contrebande.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ivory Trade in China to Be Fully Prohibited in Coming Year

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China will introduce a nation-wide ban on the sale of ivory items and will prohibit ivory processing by the end of next year, the country’s State Council said.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Half a tonne of ivory seized in Austria

Austrian authorities said Wednesday they had seized more than 560 kilos (1,235 pounds) of ivory, a haul they described as a national record and one of the biggest in Europe.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Kenya declares war on poachers

Kenya declared war on poachers Saturday with the burning of 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns gathered by illegal hunting, which puts at risk the survival of elephants in Africa.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports

Chinese authorities on Thursday announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country's latest effort to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Global smuggling ring busted

A three-month police investigation has led to the seizure of a large haul of endangered wildlife parts and the disruption of an international smuggling ring, the Beijing Forest Police Bureau announced on Monday.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

China's ivory efforts applauded

The US is impressed with China's commitment to halting the sale of ivory and the two countries are moving in the right direction to combat wildlife trafficking, said William R. Brownfield, US assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs.

Friday, May 29, 2015

China destroys 662 kg of illegal ivory

The Chinese government on Friday destroyed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, in the second such move designed to demonstrate its stance against illegal wildlife trafficking.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Kenya burns 15 tonnes of contraband ivory

Kenyatta burnt the ivory stockpile in the presence of dignitaries from government, foreign missions and conservation groups during the occasion to mark the World Wildlife Day.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

African wildlife agency lauds China's ban on ivory imports

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Saturday welcomed a move by Chinese government to impose a one-year ban on imports of African ivory carvings.

Friday, February 27, 2015

China bans ivory imports for 1 year

Chinese authorities on Thursday announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory carvings acquired after the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) took effect in 1975.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Interpol announces special team to combat illegal ivory trafficking

International police organisation Interpol announced on Tuesday it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa. The new team, based in Nairobi, will help further the organisation's Project Wisdom, which combats elephant and rhinoceros poaching and the illegal trade of ivory.

"The global fight against illegal trafficking has just been given a significant boost," said Australian High Commissioner Geoff Tooth as the initiative was unveiled at the Australian High Commission in Kenya.

Friday, June 13, 2014

New UN-backed report finds ‘alarmingly high’ levels of elephant poaching across Africa

 UN, 13 June 2014 – The level of elephant poaching across Africa remains alarmingly high, according to a new United Nations-backed report release today, which also found an increase in the number of large seizures of ivory.

“Africa’s elephants continue to face an immediate threat to their survival from high-levels of poaching for their ivory and with over 20,000 elephants illegally killed last year, the situation remains dire,” said John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Friday, February 07, 2014

Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. -Press Statement Jen Psaki (Department Spokesperson).

Secretary Kerry called Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe today to commend his government on the major strides being made to combat international wildlife trafficking, including the recent arrest of three major illegal wildlife traffickers in Togo.

Togo has sent a strong message to the world about its commitment to protecting Africa’s elephant populations. In the last month, Togolese authorities have made multiple seizures of illegal ivory, totaling more than four tons. Individually and collectively, these are the largest seizures of illegal ivory in West Africa’s history.

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