Mary Rice

The close of 2012 brought a glimmer of hope for the world’s elephants when Tanzania withdrew its proposal to reduce protection for its elephant population and sell its considerable stockpile of legal ivory through the CITES process. But it was a brief respite. Three days into 2013, Hong Kong seized 779 elephant tusks—just over a...

By Mary Rice, Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency The aim was to document what was happening on the ground – there have been so many reports of poaching and seized ivory, in and through the country and at the airport – so when we arrived in March we immediately headed north to Samburu National Reserve,...