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Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities said Thursday.

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.

China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust

China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust

Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory -- 2,748 elephant tusks -- in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife products.

Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam has seized around a ton of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside airline cargo packages, state media reported, as the country struggles to rein in wildlife smuggling across its borders.

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

China's complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing's efforts to rein in what was once the world's largest market for illegal ivory.

Ivory cargo weighing 310kg confiscated at Hamad airport

Ivory cargo weighing 310kg confiscated at Hamad airport

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), in collaboration with the General Authority of Customs (GAC), has confiscated a cargo of ivory weighing around 310kg at Hamad International Airport.

Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tonnes of ivory hidden among boxes of fruit, officials said on Sunday, the latest haul to spotlight the country's key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.

France's last ivory carvers faced with extinction

France's last ivory carvers faced with extinction

Annick Colette-Fremond is the fifth generation of her family to practise the art of ivory carving -- and she may be the last of her line, due to new rules in France.

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.

Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Eleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.

Kenya to destroy largest ever ivory stockpile at celebrity burning

Kenya to destroy largest ever ivory stockpile at celebrity burning

Kenya said Tuesday it will torch its vast stockpile of ivory at a star-studded summit to include Hollywood celebrities, presidents and business leaders against ‘poaching and illegal trade in ivory.’