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Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

August 1, 2019

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International…
DNA testing of illegal ivory seized by law enforcement links multiple ivory shipments to same dealers

September 21, 2018

The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline.…
Fingerprinting ivory

November 2, 2015

Scientists from King’s College London and University College London have collaborated with imaging and fingerprint experts from the…
Evidence from ivory DNA identifies two main elephant poaching hotspots

June 19, 2015

University of Washington biologist Samuel Wasser is a pioneer in using DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal…
Students help protect endangered species in Africa

April 2, 2014

Stanford students helped the Obama administration develop a national strategy to fight wildlife trafficking, which is on the…
UN Security Council declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers

February 3, 2014

Seized ivory tusks are displayed during a Hong Kong Customs press conference on January 4, 2013 The United…
Large ivory haul seized in Togo

January 29, 2014

Part of the 700kg of ivory seized on August 6, 2013 by the Togolese police, as they are…
China crushes six tonnes of ivory

January 6, 2014

China destroys a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly…
US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile

November 18, 2013

Ivory tusks are displayed by the Hong Kong Customs in Hong Kong on October 3, 2013 The United…
Kenya seizes ivory as elephant slaughter surges

October 9, 2013

Kenyan customs officers have seized almost four tonnes of elephant ivory in two separate shipments, officials said Wednesday,…
Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants

October 2, 2013

The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe, where wildlife officials say at…
Philippines to destroy five tonnes of ivory tusks

June 12, 2013

The Philippines said Tuesday it would destroy five tonnes of confiscated elephant tusks as part of a global…
Re-creating the original colors of treasured ivory carvings from the ancient past

June 4, 2013

The fabled ivory carvings from the ancient Phoenician city of Arslan Tash — literally meaning “Stone Lion” —…
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