Philippines to destroy 5 tonnes of ivory tusks
11/06/2013 8:38 am
The Philippines said Tuesday it would destroy five tonnes of confiscated elephant tusks as part of a global campaign to raise awareness against the illegal trade of so-called "blood ivories".
Japan to reject international shark trade regulation
31/05/2013 4:01 pm
The Japanese government has decided to reject landmark rules on the trade in sharks, an official said Friday, opting for status quo despite a global push to protect the predators.
South Africa eyes fence with Mozambique to stop poachers
30/05/2013 8:51 am
South Africa wants to re-erect a border fence with Mozambique to stop rhino poachers from crossing into its flagship safari destination, Kruger National Park.
S.African court to rule on banned Zuma lion advert
28/05/2013 9:23 am
A lobby group on Monday asked a South African court to reinstate an advertisement urging President Jacob Zuma to act against the trade in lion bones, which was removed from the country's main airport.
Huge China ivory haul reveals extent of trade: report
27/05/2013 3:24 pm
A huge haul of illegal ivory in China has revealed the vast scale of the trade and flaws in the country's system of legal ivory sales, a wildlife monitoring group said.
Dubai seizes 259 smuggled African ivory tusks
22/05/2013 9:48 am
A shipment of 259 elephant tusks smuggled out of Africa has been seized in the United Arab Emirates, the International Wildlife Fund for Animal Welfare said.
Princes William and Charles speak out against wildlife trade
22/05/2013 9:07 am
Prince William and his father Prince Charles delivered impassioned pleas on Tuesday for action against the illegal trade in wildlife which threatens some of the world's best loved animals.
Kenyan conservationist charged for ivory possession
14/05/2013 10:11 am
A top official in a Kenyan conservation group was Monday charged with illegal possession of 19 kilogrammes of elephant ivory worth more than $20,000.
Vietnam, S.Africa target illegal rhino hunters
07/05/2013 10:48 am
South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to exchange the names of registered hunters in a bid to stop rhino poachers who obtain hunting permits under false pretences, a spokesman said Monday.
Hong Kong seizes 113 smuggled ivory tusks
02/05/2013 9:36 am
Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth nearly $400,000 on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday.