Price of Elephant Ivory in China in 2014

According to reports from wildlife organization Save the Elephants, the price for raw ivory in China was $2,100 per kilogram. Back in 2010, the price of the ivory was $750 per kilo. Between 2010 and 2012, up to 33,000 elephants were poached and killed on average each year. (See the price of elephants for sale… Continue reading Price of Elephant Ivory in China in 2014

Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

According to criminal justice programs and wildlife charities, a kilogram of ivory poached from elephants is available for sale in Asia at prices of $850 (€650). In 2011, over $31 Million worth of ivory tusks was smuggled from Eastern Africa to Asia, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A large portion… Continue reading Price of A Kilogram of Ivory for Sale in Asia

Number of Wildlife Seized from Illegal Trade in 2013

The Wildlife Conservation Office in Thailand released its figures of the number of wildlife and animals that it seized from wildlife traffickers in 2013. According to the department, about 10,700 live animals, 1,348 carcasses of dead animals, and 3,293 kilograms of various animals parts were seized from wildlife traffickers in Thailand in 2013. 642 people… Continue reading Number of Wildlife Seized from Illegal Trade in 2013

Wildlife for Sale on the Internet in Indonesia

According to ProFauna, a wildlife charity, wildlife traffickers are offering wildlife for sale on websites catering to customers in Indonesia. On the popular Indonesian forum site Kaskus, the NGO found at least 220 advertisements of wildlife for sale in the month of January 2014. Based on an analysis of the advertisements, researchers were able to… Continue reading Wildlife for Sale on the Internet in Indonesia

Ivory Trafficking in Togo

In a single week at the start of 2014, security officials in the African nation of Togo seized nearly four tonnes of ivory at nation’s main port. While searching a cargo ship headed to Vietnam, authorities discovered nearly 1.7 tonnes of elephant ivory. After further searches, an additional 2.1 tonnes of ivory was discovered. In… Continue reading Ivory Trafficking in Togo

Number of Elephants Killed For Ivory Per Day

According to wildlife charities, nearly 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers. The poachers kill the elephants in order to cut off the elephant’s tusks. Ivory tusks with elaborate carvings on them can be sold for up to $3,000 per kilogram on the global black market. 70 percent of the demand for ivory… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed For Ivory Per Day

Elephants in Africa and Poaching

The International Union for Conservation of Nature reports that there are about 500,000 elephants living in Africa. In 2012, poachers killed an estimated 22,000 elephants across Africa for the elephants ivory. The black market trade in ivory rose to the highest level recorded in 16 years during 2011. 70 percent of the ivory that is… Continue reading Elephants in Africa and Poaching

Price of Pangolin Meat and Scales

In Cambodia, one of the most popular wildlife that was trafficked in 2013 was the pangolin. According to wildlife conservation officials, the meat of a pangolin is sold on the black market for $300 per kilogram. The pangolin’s scales, which is used for medicinal purposes, is sold for $3,000 per kilogram. Across Asia, the average… Continue reading Price of Pangolin Meat and Scales

Elephant Poaching In Zimbabwe

In 2013, it was reported that poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill elephants at a nature reserve. Original estimates by wildlife officials found stated that around 100 elephants died from the poison. After further analysis, the number of elephants killed by cyanide has increased to over 300. Conservation officials state that it is the… Continue reading Elephant Poaching In Zimbabwe