A group of smugglers tried to get a whopping 32 cases of luggage filled with ivory through Hong Kong customs. They were caught and lost $7.9 million HK in smuggled ivory, the equivalent of $1 million USD.
The United States banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant i...
Tang Yong Jian, who was allegedly attempting to smuggle raw ivory out of Kenya to China, may face life imprisonment and a $230,000 fine if convicted. The new punishments are part of Kenya’s new Wildlife Act of 2013.
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A Vietnamese court sentenced two men to three years in prison for their role in smuggling ivory weighing 2,400 kilograms into the nation from Singapore. The tusks originated in Mozambique. The trial lasted one day.
The directors of the Limpopo National Park (PNL) in Mozambique have announced that poachers have wiped out all the rhinos in the park. Poachers traffic in rhino horns to meet the Asian market demand for preparations believed to have medicinal properties.
Smugglers tried to get about two tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns out of Kenya by hiding them inside boxes labelled avocados. The boxes, which were destined to be shipped to Malaysia, were seized at Nairobi's international airport.