Philippines begins destroying elephant tusks.
The Philippines destroys ivory at an estimated value of $5 million per kilo, and it gets even worse by 2015.
The Philippine government releases the 2014 global elephant crime and ivory trade report, which suggests that total Asian ivory seizures in 2016 are now more than $18 billion.
US Fish and Wildlife Service announces that more than 300 elephant tusks are missing.
In September 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte announces that he will launch a crusade to end international ivory poaching.
In April, US President Donald Trump signs the Order on the Immediate Termination of Exporting and Trafficking of Endangered Species Act Species (the EIS Act).
The EIS jarvees.comAct is amended to remove protections that protect animals whose existence was the result of their natural state and to remove the country from the list of countries that will receive U.S. Foreign Assistance dollars, in line with an international agreement.
In October, Trump takes office.
Trump signs Executive Order to designate the U.S. State Department as the United Nations’우리카지노 main diplomatic mission in the Philippines.
This gives Trump wide leeway to send troops to crush Philippine wildlife conservationist organizations in their efforts to prevent the illegal trade in ivory. The Philippines subsequently becomes the only nation to have an effective anti-poaching unit in existence.
President Duterte declares a national emergency in the Philippines to combat illegal ivory trade.
The Philippines takes an aggressive stand against the illegal ivory trade by arresting and seizing the lion’s tusks seized earlier, and implementing a series of strict curbs on ivory stockpiles for the protection of wildlife populations.
The government also sets up a national task force to hunt down and kill poachers, with the approval of Duterte. In August 2016, police raid a Manila wildlife sanctuary and seize some of the animals allegedly involved in the trade.
The President uses the illegal seizure to launch a campaign to crack down on the poachers and the ivory trade, including the confiscation of the most lucrative ivory. The move does not stop poaching, as some of the confiscated ivory is returned to the traffickers.
There are reports of illegal i우리카지노vory dealers now using the new “Special Law Enforcement (LEE)” status granted to their operation in the wake of Duterte’s executive order.
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