The state Forest Department has asked the Ministry of Environment and Forest's approval to perform immuno-contraceptive operation on female elephants to control the population of the pachyderms.

A federal appeals court has found that the Obama administration did not follow proper procedures in 2014 when it banned importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe.

China has long been one of the world's biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal.

Kenya is among countries that have been urged to declare their elephant ivory and rhino stock.

A ban on all sales of ivory products in China comes into force on Sunday, a move hailed by conservationists as an important step in the fight to protect endangered species such as African elephants

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Development Projects near Wildlife Habitats, 22/12/2017. Census of elephant is undertaken at the national level once in every five years. State-wise/UTs wise and region wise comparative estimated population of elephants of 2012 and 2017 as available in the Ministry are given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Development Projects near Wildlife Habitats, 22/12/2017. Census of elephant is undertaken at the national level once in every five years. State-wise/UTs wise and region wise comparative estimated population of elephants of 2012 and 2017 as available in the Ministry are given in Annexure-I.

Japan remains one of the world’s largest domestic ivory markets, and is home to an active, though shrinking, ivory manufacturing industry. The country also boasts significant stockpiles of raw tusks in private ownership—a cultural legacy from its past trade.

Japan’s failure to prevent illegal ivory exports could undermine China’s forthcoming ban on its domestic ivory trade, conservation groups have warned.

Iconic wildlife species such as rhinos and elephants could soon be wiped out if corruption continues to thrive.

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