Government corruption and incompetence offer no hope for rhinos in South Africa

It is a sad World Rhino Day, as the South African government’s astonishing level of corruption, short-sightedness, and incompetence represent formidable obstacles to fighting the rhino poaching crisis and the international trafficking of rhino horn. According to intelligence that our organization has been collecting in South Africa, and along the entire rhino horn supply chain, […]

Wildlife Justice Commission in The Hague Engages the Government of Vietnam

Elephant Action League’s partner Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC), in The Hague, has engaged the government of Vietnam on a large ivory & rhino horn trafficking network The Wildlife Justice Commission has presented the authorities of Viet Nam with a Map of Facts regarding a large organized criminal network trading in endangered wildlife species. This criminal network, based […]

BLENDING IVORY: China’s Old Loopholes, New Hopes – The Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An undercover investigation by the Elephant Action League (EAL) on China’s ivory trade, including rhino horn trade and the role of trophy hunting. Washington, DC, December 30, 2015. EAL publishes today a report on its undercover investigation in mainland China and Hong Kong in an effort to expose the areas where illegal ivory opportunistically enters […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rhinos, Photos of the four Chinese Nationals Sentenced to 20 years

Four Chinese Nationals Arrested in Possession of 11 Rhino Horns Sentenced to 20 years in Prison Mbeya, Tanzania, December 18, 2015. The four Chinese nationals – Song Lei (33), Xiao Shaodan (29), Chen Jianlin (34) and Hu Liang (30) – arrested in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region in November while in possession of 11 rhino horns were […]

2014, a real rhino-slaughtering bonanza in South Africa

With 100 killed every month, South Africa records worst year. Corruption, internal institutional strife and judicial delays in key prosecutions are cited as the main reasons for the unchecked poaching in South Africa. South Africa has desisted from joining the “London Declaration”, an international pledge to take action made in February 2014 by countries directly […]

India, Kaziranga National Park makes public a list of 323 poachers

The Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site and has the largest number of one-horned rhinos. The Park authorities have, for the first time, made public a list of 323 poachers. As explained by Assam chief wildlife warden R.P. Agarwalla, the whole idea of making the list public is to build “social pressure” so […]

Northern white rhino’s death leaves just 5 left in the world

Northern white rhino’s death in San Diego zoo leaves just five left in the world. Rare rhinoceros dies in San Diego Zoo safari park, bringing species one step closer to extinction. A northern white rhinoceros that zoo officials said was only one of six left in the world died on Sunday at the San Diego […]

US charges SA safari owners over illegal rhino hunts

WASHINGTON – Two South African men were charged on Thursday by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns. The charges were part of an 18-count indictment unveiled against Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris, as part of a multi-year investigation by the […]

South Africa, bail application revealed intricate details on rhino poaching

South Africa, bail application of a suspected rhino poaching syndicate has revealed intricate details of what goes on behind the slaughter of the animals. The 10 accused are believed to have conducted an intricate operation in which they had a specialized pilot who flew them around game reserves where they killed the protected species. They […]

A Chinese journalist on ivory and rhino horn

You want to know why Chinese buy ivory and rhino horn? What drives the demand? Who are the Chinese who go to Africa? How Chinese people see Africa and Africans? A very interesting analysis/perspective by a Chinese journalist and investigator. “…But ivory is different. Although the per kg value of ivory is far less than […]

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