Press and Media

September 28, 2017
Thursday 28 September, 2017: The Southeast Asian nation of Laos is now the fastest-growing ivory market in the world, according to a new publication by Save The Elephants. Their new report published today, (subs: 28 September, 2017) states that the retail ivory market in Laos has increased more rapidly than in any other country surveyed in the last ...

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September 13, 2017
FINAL, Tuesday 12 September 2017: African elephants use the cover of darkness to protect themselves where they are threatened by poachers, a new study has revealed.  Research, conducted by Save The Elephants and the University of Twente in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, has discovered that elephants move...

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July 26, 2017
Wednesday July 26, 2017. An ambitious new report identifying some of Kenya’s most important wildlife migratory corridors has been hailed by leading elephant research organisation Save The Elephants as an important step towards closing the gap between conservation and urban development. Save The Elephants, a key contributor alongside other wildlife partners to the national wildlife migratory corridors and dispersal areas report, says the report’s ...

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March 29, 2017
PRESS RELEASE The wholesale price of raw ivory in China has fallen by almost two thirds in the last three years, according to new research released today. During this time China’s government has made increasingly strong commitments to close the domestic ivory trade. In two days time, on 31st March 2017, the nation’s ivory factories are to be shut down. All retail outlets will be closed by the end of the year. In early 2014 the average ...

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February 21, 2017
  Press Release Tuesday 21st February 2017 The tiny bee defends an impoverished farmer against the advance of enormous and hungry elephants, providing honey that eases any residual bad feeling. A fable? No, this is the new reality for farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Just how real is the subject of research published today showing that ‘beehive fences’ successfully defended ten small-scale ...

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February 8, 2017
Press Release  Enforcement Drive Snares 10 Major Criminals including Corrupt Officials and Business Executives The recent arrests in Africa (right) were connected to the ...

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September 26, 2016
PRESS RELEASE New figures for the number of forest and savannah elephants remaining across the African continent were released today, giving the first comprehensive data in nine years. According to the new Status Report by the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, Africa now holds an estimated 415,000 elephants, which is over 100,000 fewer than they were in 2007,. The report covers all 37 nations in the elephant’s range, and includes...

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July 19, 2016
Vietnam is now one of the world’s biggest illegal ivory markets. The number of items seen for sale had risen by over six times from 2008 to 2015, according to a survey report released today by Save the Elephants. No other country is known to be as active in both illegal imports of new raw tusks and illegal exports of the final ivory products. In total, 242 open outlets with 16,099 ivory items on display available for retail sale were found in Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot town, ...

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March 10, 2016
A Lone Bull from Kenya Braves Somalia for the First Time in 20 Years
Save the Elephants, Kenya WIldlife Service & Northern Rangelands Trust


An elephant from Kenya has been tracked crossing the border into Somalia, providing the first confirmation in over twenty years that elephants continue to survive in the war-torn African nation.On 16th February, Morgan, an impressive bull elephant in his mid-30s, began an extraordinary 220 km journey. Since being fitted with a GPS tracking collar in December he’d remained in the same area, but at dusk that night he began moving with ...

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December 7, 2015
The price of illegal raw ivory in China has almost halved over the past 18 months, according to new research to be published by Save the Elephants. The news gives cautious hope that the unsustainable killing of Africa’s elephants – driven by demand for their tusks – may eventually be reduced across their range.The value of raw ivory in Beijing had tripled in the four years up to 2014, reaching an average wholesale price of USD 2,100 per kilo, but by November 2015 this had dropped...

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September 15, 2015
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 15th September 11.00 GMT People living anywhere in the world are now able to explore the East African savannah without leaving home. Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve has just opened to online visitors using Street View in Google Maps. Through Google’s partnership with Save the Elephants anyone can now take a safari through the reserve, meet the wildlife and learn about elephants. Google’s latest 360-degree imagery collection ...

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July 16, 2015
Press Release Linked Nairobi-Hong Kong Press Conference 16th July 2015Hong Kong, 3pm HKT, WWF Central OfficeNairobi, 11am EAT, Serena Hotel Hong Kong’s ivory trade is creating a significant loophole in international efforts to end the killing of elephants in Africa, according to a new survey published today by Save the Elephants. Ivory prices have more than doubled in four years, partly driven by record numbers of mainland Chinese coming to the territory. Hong ...

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March 3, 2015
New surveys show public support in China for stronger action to end ivory and rhino horn trade SAN FRANCISCO (March 3, 2015) — Chinese consumer awareness of the ivory and rhino horn trade’s devastating impact on African wildlife has grown rapidly over the past two years, the result of major public awareness campaigns by wildlife organizations and state media, according to two new reports from WildAid, the African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants as part of...

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December 9, 2014
Press Release The illegal ivory trade is exploding in China, overwhelming efforts to enforce the law, according to the results of the first detailed research on the markets of Beijing and Shanghai since 2002, published today by Save the Elephants and The Aspinall Foundation. Skyrocketing demand for ivory in China – the wholesale price of raw elephant tusks has tripled in just four years since 2010 – have sparked a booming trade in smuggled ivory that is ...

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September 10, 2014
Elizabeth Quat wants Hong Kong to give up ivory trade Isiolo, Kenya (September 9, 2014) – Hong Kong lawmaker Dr. Hon Elizabeth Quat JP has come to Kenya to help build bridges between China and Africa as part of her campaign to stop the buying of ivory and end the killing of elephants. The trip was organized in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Northern Rangelands Trust and Stop Ivory.  Africa is in...

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