Two rare Indonesian elephants found dead without tusks
Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with their tusks missing, police said Monday.
Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart (Update)
A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
Protecting wildlife goes hi-tech, and gets harder
Those who want to protect elephants and rhinoceroses in Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, leaders said at the US-Africa summit this week.
No walk in the park for S. Africa's embattled game rangers
The game ranger with a rifle slung across his shoulders follows a bush trail through South Africa's famed Kruger national park, alert to the slightest sound or movement.
Record tonne of ivory sold at auction in France
An auction house in Cannes, France, sold around 50 elephant tusks, or one tonne of ivory, on Saturday, breaking its previous record in terms of volume.
Hong Kong customs make $1m ivory bust
Hong Kong customs have seized HK$7.9 million (US$1 million) worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said Tuesday.
Hong Kong begins destroying huge ivory haul
Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers in the world's largest such operation, a major step in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks.
Cambodia seizes three tonnes of ivory in record haul
Cambodian customs on Friday seized more than three tonnes of ivory—the country's largest-ever haul of elephant tusks—hidden in a container of beans.
Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in seven years
Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.
Counting the cost of East Africa's poaching economy
Organised crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening both an irreplaceable wildlife heritage and key tourism industries.
Unicorn-like narwhal studied for sensory use of tusks
Legal ivory auction breaks French price records
A French auction of legal ivory broke records on Saturday, with prices reaching up to 1,000 euros a kilogramme ($630 a pound), according to Alexander Debussy, associate director of auction house Cannes Encheres.
Mammoth tusk lifted from Seattle construction pit
To the sound of cheers, a fossilized mammoth tusk found in a Seattle construction site has been retrieved from a 30-foot-deep pit in downtown Seattle, and it's on its way to a museum.
Owner lets museum to dig up Seattle mammoth tusk
The fate of the mammoth tusk found at a construction site in downtown Seattle this week was entirely up to the landowner, a national expert said Thursday.