The largest such action globally in recent years, including contraband tusks that came from more than 300 African elephants.
Poaching of endangered species could rebound as authorities divert their attention to enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures, an international wildlife watchdog said, reporting stockpiling of ivory and other animal products as most borders remain shut.
Environment Ministry warns shops suspected of illegally selling ivory sculptures.
Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
Customs Department is to strengthen the crack down on wildlife smuggling.
Phnom Penh Port officials find over 3 tonnes of ivory hidden within a cargo container.
Illegal ivory trading is still flourishing in the European Union using a loophole.
From ivory baubles and leopard coats to rare turtles and live bears, the online market for protected wildlife is booming, according to an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) investigation released yesterday.
A joint police operation led to the seizure of nearly a tonne of ivory hidden in containers in Sihanoukville port yesterday.
Hunting elephants used to be a lucrative trade, until the government banned it more than 20 years ago. Reporter Aisha Down goes in search of a former elephant wrangler.
NAIROBI, Dec. 9, (AFP) — The slaughter of Africa’s elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China are “out of control” and could push wild elephants to extinction within a generation, conservationists said Tuesday. Soaring…