Environment Forum

Suspected smuggler of rare Sumatran tigers arrested in Indonesia

March 15, 2011

wwfid-518Indonesian wildlife officials have arrested a suspected smuggler of critically endangered Sumatran tigers after a two-day stakeout, World Wildlife Fund reports. There are believed to be fewer than 400 of these rare big cats in the wild.

eBay bans ivory sales; should the world follow?

October 21, 2008

Young male elephants lock tusks in battle on the plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli national park, southern Kenya, November 12, 2006. The United Nations, hosting November 6-17 climate talks in Nairobi, reckons blame for the vanishing snows of Kilimanjaro lies closer to hand — with global warming linked to human use of fossil fuels. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly (KENYA)eBay says it is going to ban all sales of ivory by Jan. 1 in good news for elephants after a conservation group found more than 4,000 ivory listings on the online auction site.