Conservationists are calling the ban significant because the country's consumer market drives much of the elephant poaching across Africa.Read the full story ›
A proposal to sell ivory stockpiles and return profits to communities that sustain elephants has been defeated at a major global conference.Read the full story ›
Prince William said at current illegal poaching rates when Princess Charlotte turns 25, the African elephant "will be gone from the wild".Read the full story ›
Campaigners hope the move from the world's largest market for ivory will help stamp out illegal trading.Read the full story ›
A Chinese woman accused of leading one of Africa's biggest ivory smuggling rings has been charged as authorities battle to end the trade.Read the full story ›
Customs officials in Thailand seize 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history.Read the full story ›
Grant Miller, senior officer on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITIES) Border Force team at Heathrow has said the market in endangered animal items being trafficked into the country is evolving.
He said there is a significant increase in items in such as ivory from west and central Africa being trafficked through London's "logistic hub".
"We pick up between 5-15 kilo of ivory at time. The heartbreaking thing is it quite clearly new ivory from recently slaughted elephants."
The number of poisoned dead Elephants at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has risen to 91, wildlife officials have told the Associated Press.
The elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hacked off their tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market. ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reported on the devastating attack last week.
Officials say cyanide used in gold mining was spread by poachers over the flat "salt pans". They also say lions, hyenas and vultures have died from feeding on contaminated carcasses or drinking nearby.
Nine suspected poachers have been arrested this month after the biggest, most brutal poaching spree on record. Three men were sentenced to up to 16 years in jail.