elephant ivory

eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

Article: eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

SAN JOSE, California, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – The top online auction site, eBay, has announced that it will no longer allow the trading of ivory on its websites as of January 1, 2009. In reviewing the complex issue of ivory trading, eBay consulted with the World Wildlife Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare,…

Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

Article: Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

AKRON, Ohio, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – An art dealer who operated import and export businesses in Canada and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling raw elephant ivory has been sentenced to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for smuggling ivory from Cameroon into the United States. Canadian citizen and former Montreal resident…

Four African Countries to Sell Ivory, China Permitted to Buy

Article: Four African Countries to Sell Ivory, China Permitted to Buy

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – Four southern African countries have been approved to sell a total of 108 metric tonnes of government owned elephant ivory as a one-time exception to the international moratorium on ivory sales that has been in place since 1989 to protect these endangered animals from poachers. The decision was…

British Judge Hands Illegal Ivory Trader Suspended Sentence

Article: British Judge Hands Illegal Ivory Trader Suspended Sentence

LONDON, UK, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – A Kent man has pleaded guilty to charges of illegally trading in elephant ivory, hippo ivory and sperm whale teeth. This follows a lengthy investigation by the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit that led police to locations in China, Latvia and the United States. Michael Francis Elliot, 56, of…