70th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Representatives of the following African Elephant Coalition member countries were present at the recently concluded 70th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Sochi, Russia. Chad Congo DRC Ethiopia Kenya Niger Nigeria Uganda Senegal Elephants The CITES National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) [...]

DRC burns ivory stockpile to highlight poaching crisis

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Sunday set light to an ivory stockpile to highlight the problem of poaching in the central African country. The president also released five grey parrots and set light to a stockpile of pangolin scales in a ceremony at the Nsele Nature Park on the outskirts of Kinshasa. […]

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. In central Africa, the hardest-hit part of the continent, the regional elephant population has […]