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Thailand makes second big ivory bust in two weeks

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Thai customs officials on Monday announced their second big seizure of African ivory in two weeks, amounting to around three tonnes of...

Ethiopia burns 6.1 tonnes of ivory confiscated over decades

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Ethiopia burnt 6.1 tonnes of ivory on Friday, tusks and trinkets seized from poachers and traders over twenty years in a country...

Kenya burns 15 tonnes of ivory in anti-poaching fight

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Kenya burnt 15 tonnes of ivory on Tuesday and promised to destroy all of its stockpile this year, the latest step in...

Uganda probes theft of ivory stockpile, suspends wildlife agency staff

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Uganda said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into the theft of more than a tonne of ivory from the vaults...

African elephants at risk, record ivory seizures

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More than 20,000 African elephants were killed for their ivory in 2013, driven by demand in China and Thailand, and some local...

Kenyan police seize 300 elephant tusks being packed at port city

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Kenyan authorities seized 228 whole elephant tusks and 74 others in pieces as they were being packed for export in the port...

Belgium destroys ivory to raise awareness of illegal trade

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Belgium on Wednesday destroyed 1.7 tonnes of ivory seized at its borders in an effort to draw public attention to an increase...

Kenya seizes ivory smuggled in seed sacks destined for Turkey

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Kenyan officials have seized more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory in the past week weighing almost five tonnes and hidden inside...

“Significant threats” still facing Côte d’Ivoire – UN

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While current flashpoints in Africa are the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali, the United Nations...

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Public service pay increase – and gratuity – add up to bigger headache for...

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At nation/state level South Africa faces no major current and medium term threat. This is an indicator of why those in charge of the...
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