elephant ivory

EU pushes for tighter controls on trophy hunting at wildlife summit

The European Union was seeking tighter international controls on hunting trophy imports amid a heated debate at a key wildlife conference on Tuesday, as animal rights activists called for the...

Push for closure of domestic ivory markets sparks controversy

The United States and 29 African countries on Monday pushed for a large-scale ban on the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to stop the dramatic decline of Africa's elephant populations.

Sri Lanka destroys 1.5 tons of African elephant ivory

Sri Lanka Tuesday destroyed 359 confiscated elephant tusks weighing over 1.5 tons, officials said.