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Most illegal ivory from recently killed elephants – study

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:33 PM

International trade in ivory from elephants killed after 1989 has long been banned

Singapore destroys tons of illegal ivory

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM

It is the first time seized ivory has been destroyed in Singapore

Workers prepare for the illegal ivory to be destroyed by a rock-crusher machinery in Singapore on June 13, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It is the latest seizures in a country used as a key Asian transit point in the illegal trade

Seized elephant tusks are displayed during a press conference in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 2, 2016. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The beauty of a work of art cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers says CBCP s Socrates Villegas

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

May 21, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This comes after authorities in Singapore say they have found a 3 7 ton haul worth an estimated 6 million

SEIZED. A handout picture released by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore on May 19, 2015 shows some of the nearly 1,800 pieces of raw ivory tusk, worth some USD 6 million, that were found hidden amongst tea leaves in two containers. AVA Singapore/EPA

Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings – CITES

Jul 12, 2014 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED Bangkok is under additional pressure to report back by next January on the steps it has taken to bolster recent laws that CITES claims are insufficient

PH to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her calf an environment department official says

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

UN Security Council declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Two resolutions adopted by the council last week state that the trade in illegal wildlife is fueling conflicts in the region and bankrolling organized crime

CRUSHED. The face of a crushed confiscated ivory trinket, estimated by US wildlife officials to be from around 2,000 elephants, is crushed at the National Wildlife Property Repository, Denver, Colorado, USA, 14 November 2013. Alex Hofford/EPA

China crushes six tons of ivory – state media

Jan 06, 2014 - 6:44 PM

Xinhua reports masked workers fed tusks from a pile surrounded by ivory carvings into crushing machines in the southern city of Dongguan

This picture taken on February 27, 2013 shows a pedestrian walking past a shop window displaying a carved ivory tusk in Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

African, Asian nations vow crackdown on illegal ivory trade

Dec 04, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Among those who agreed to the measures were key elephant nations such as Gabon Kenya Niger and Zambia transit countries Vietnam Philippines and Malaysia and ivory destination states including China and Thailand

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

Jun 21, 2013 - 1:32 PM

The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi million dollar stockpile of ivory tusks

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

Vatican defends ivory record with elephant lovers

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:22 PM

The Vatican defended itself against accusations it encourages illegal ivory trafficking