The implications of the illegal ivory trade affect us all in kenya, tourism supports approximately one in four jobs the main aim of the aeap is to address the crisis at a field level and note which physical actions are to be implemented and funded most urgently. An elephant is killed every 15 minutes netflix's latest documentary heads to the front lines in the war against ivory. Home news archives new figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of africa's elephants over next decade. An undercover investigation shows how chinese businesses launder illegal ivory into the legal market and also trade in illegal rhino horn.
Britain is to curb the illegal ivory trade with plans to ban sales if there is no proof the item is at least 70 years old. New us ban on ivory sales to protect elephants : and secretary of the interior sally jewell select confiscated illegal ivory to crush in an effort to halt elephant poaching and ivory while the nra supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory. The illegal ivory trade, driven by transnational organised crime, is a security threat 28 sep 2016 00:00 zachary donnenfeld, jervin naidoo. Delegates from 30 countries gathered at the first ever african elephant summit this week to discuss urgent measures to protect elephants and agreed to try to put an end to the illegal ivory trade the elephant population has plummeted in recent years as poaching has led to the deaths. In a panorama special, the bbc goes undercover to investigate how the ivory trade in africa and china has put elephants at threat. A conservation group says japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks.
A leading american investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found stabbed to death in his home in nairobi, kenya esmond bradley martin, 75, was found dead on sunday in his gated compound in the affluent nairobi suburb of karen, with his wife discovering the body on a bed. This video tells the story leading up to the ivory ban and traces the history of the ivory industry around the world gain insight into the deadliy connection between the illegal trade in tusks and the decline of the elephant population. A traffic report a traffic report illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn: an assessment to improve law enforcement under the wildlife traps project. Demand for ivory in china has pushed levels of poaching to new highs the bbc's damian grammaticas investigates china's illegal ivory traders. Elephant ivory is a key source of funding for armed groups in central africa like the lord's resistance army national geographic commissioned the creation of artificial tusks with hidden gps trackers that were planted in the smuggling supply chain. African elephants are being poached at unprecedented levels to supply the illegal ivory trade, and the united states is among the largest markets for illegal ivory.
Wildlife populations across the continent face many threats, including deforestation, road development, and a changing climate but one of the most critical threats is poaching elephants and other wildlife are highly valued for their body parts, including meat, ivory, hides. Photographer brent stirton takes a look inside the illegal ivory trade and its tragic impact on elephant populations. The world is dealing with an unprecedented spike in illegal wildlife trade, threatening to overturn decades of conservation gains ivory estimated to weigh more than 23 metric tons a figure that represents 2,500 elephants was seized in the 13 largest seizures of illegal ivory in 2011. Statistics about elephant poaching activities taking place around the world facts about the ivory trade and the killing of elephants.
The national and international trade in ivory of threatened species such as african and asian elephants is illegal the word ivory ultimately derives from the ancient egyptian b, bu (elephant), through the latin the debate surrounding ivory trade has often been depicted as. New data shows auction houses are unwittingly contributing to a growing illegal market for ivory. The ivory trade is the commercial, often illegal trade in the ivory tusks of the hippopotamus, walrus, narwhal, mammoth, and most commonly, african and asian elephants.