Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

World / Crime & Legal Sep 21, 2018

Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals allegedly slaughtered for ivory — some with tusks still intact. Elephants Without Borders (EWB) claimed two weeks ago that it had discovered ...

Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

National Mar 30, 2018

Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

Major Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado Co. has asked tenants at its shopping malls to stop selling ivory products, joining a growing list of Japanese companies that have banned such sales amid international efforts to stamp out African elephant poaching. According to a company official, the supermarket ...