ivory

30 Nations Unite Against Illegal Ivory Poaching

December 17, 2013 / No Comments

To put an end to illegal ivory trade, 30 countries have come together for the African Elephant Summit for the first time. This illegal trade has been affecting the population of elephants in the continent. In 2012, according to reports, 22,000 elephants were killed. Researchers say that almost 20 percent would be killed in the coming decade, if things remain unchecked. In response ...

US to Crush 6 Tons of Confiscated Illegal Ivory Stock Pile

November 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

The US administration has decided to destroy illegal ivory that have been confiscated after they were tracked down. The move is to  send out warning signals to poachers who are engaged in ivory hunting. A task force that will include officers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and also other conservation groups, will destroy six tons of ivory that have ...

Smuggled Ivory Ends Up in China

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

GP gets mad at what happens to our biggest land friend, the elephant. We certainly don't like seeing the giants exploited on eBay. Back in July, China got the okay to import ivory of endangered elephants, but sure enough, products and sculptures made of smuggled ivory have found their way into China. On Nov. 5, 2008 smuggled ivory sculptures were ...

Sales of Elephant Ivory Banned on eBay

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

It has been declared by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) that a ban on elephant ivory will be brought into force from 1st January 2009. This has been a result of a thorough investigation by the IFAW that more than 7,000 wildlife products were found listed on 183 websites spread over 11 countries and astonishingly 73% of the ...

If These Elephant Images Don’t Make You Mad….

July 25, 2008 / No Comments

If these images of what happens to elephants who are poached for their ivory don't make you mad as ... I almost swore here, but I don't do that ... then you are as insensitive as the people who seek out the ivory regardless of the creatures who must give their lives for it. This is how poachers leave elephants. ...