ivory

Elephants Are Slaughtered For Chopsticks

Rob Crilly reports in Nairobi, from The Times: Rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo believe that rising demand for ivory in China is to blame for an unprecedented wave of elephant poaching in one of the country’s...

Jump in Illegal Ivory Imports Linked to Chinese Smugglers – AP

As Chinese smuggling rings move into Africa, illegal imports of ivory are expanding rapidly, according to a new report from Traffic International. From AP: Worldwide, there are an average of 92 ivory seizures a month — or three a day, the report said. Thirty-two seizures of 1.1 tons or more of ivory were recorded from […]

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