Some 1,000 tusks, 108 bones, 78 skin pieces, and 40 ears from African elephants
are among the body parts brought to the UK.
The decision overturns a ban imposed during the Obama administration and applies to the remains of African elephants
killed between January 2016 and December 2018.
The new policy applies to the remains of African elephants
killed between January 2016 and December 2018, ABC Online reported.
WWF listed African elephants
as being overall (https://www.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention for International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) not to include all African elephant
populations in Appendix 1.
The new rules come at a time when the African elephant
is in the midst of a poaching crisis--some 30,000 elephants continue to be killed every year for their tusks--and wildlife conservationists worry that within a decade or so there will be no African elephants
left in the wild.
Once in place, the new rules could be a major step toward ending the poaching crisis that threatens to wipe out African elephants
While only a few Asian elephants have tusks, all African elephants
, including females, have tusks.
Fish & Wildlife Service proposed ivory regulations intended to curb poaching of African elephants
and other species.
SAN ANDREAS, California -- An animal-welfare group says one of the oldest African elephants
in North America has been euthanized in California because of chronic degenerative joint and foot disease.
may be the world's best smellers, scientists report July 22 in Genome Research.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting yesterday (23rd September) of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to extend Sri Lanka's support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward the conservation of elephants, particularly the greatly threatened African elephants
Illegal poaching for ivory tusks from African elephants
has soared since 2009, driven by consumer demand in China
CENEVRE (CyHAN)- More than 20,000 African elephants
were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
GENEVA (TAP) - More than 20,000 African elephants
were killed for their ivory in 2013, driven by demand in China and Thailand, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agency reported on Friday.