elephant tusks

Four African Countries to Sell Ivory, China Permitted to Buy

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…

African Elephant Countries Strategize to Thwart Poaching

African Elephant Countries Strategize to Thwart Poaching

BAMAKO, Mali, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – Elephant conservation and anti-ivory trade initiatives are the focus of a meeting that opened today here with delegates from 17 African elephant range states. Organizers say there is potential for the formation of a coalition of like-minded states that will work towards strengthening elephant conservation. The gathering is…