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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenyan wildlife park

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:14pm by Associated Press in Nairobi

    ... Associated Press in Nairobi The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers are pursuing a poaching gang believed to have killed 11 elephants for their ivory tusks. KWS said on Monday that an entire family of elephants died in the gunfire attack on Saturday. The poachers chopped off the elephantstusks and carted them away. KWS believes a gang of 10 was responsible for the slaughter. ...

  2. News - World - KENYA

    Kenya poachers kill Satao, famed giant African elephant, for his tusks

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... wildlife officials revealed yesterday as they mourned the loss of an "old friend". The elephant known as Satao and famed for his giant tusks, was aged around 45. He was wounded in May ... said. Poachers had hacked off the elephant's face and stolen the tusks, but conservationists who had followed Satao for years identified the body from the ears and other signs. The carcass ...

  3. News - World - TANZANIA

    Tanzania seizes 797 elephant tusks, arrests Chinese nationals

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Dar es Salaam

    ... Reuters in Dar es Salaam Three Chinese nationals arrested after hundreds of elephant tusks are discovered hidden in their Dar es Salaam house Police in Tanzania arrested three Chinese nationals and seized hundreds of elephant tusks in the past week in anti-poaching raids in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and the southern town of Mtwara. A total of 797 tusks were seized ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Man held for sawing off tusk of elephant skeleton at Paris museum

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Elephant tusk sawn off at museum A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into Paris' Museum of Natural History and using a chainsaw to cut off a tusk ... about why the man tried to steal the tusk but the incident comes amid a series of thefts in recent years of ivory from European museums and zoos. The elephant whose skeleton is preserved ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Ivory haul poses 16-tonne headache for Hong Kong's conservation officers

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A 16-tonne headache for conservation officers What do you do with 16 tonnes of elephant tusks? Conservation officers wrestling with that problem have ... the tusks at secret government premises. The department would not give an exact figure but customs figures showed the city has confiscated at least 16 tonnes of ivory since 2008. Some 1,800 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    HK grabs huge shipment of illegal ivory

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 07:42pm by AP

    ... HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officers say they have made their biggest seizure of illegal ivory tusks in several years, confiscating more than two tons of elephant tusks worth ... Kong Customs, said Friday that the tusks were thought to be from young elephants because the average weight of the tusks was only 1.9 kilograms (4.1 pounds), lighter than in past cases. ...

  7. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Mammoth hunter seeks cash for tusk venture to save elephants

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... founded Mammoth Mining in October. A single tusk, as long as three metres, could fetch US$250,000, he said. The trade takes advantage of the global ban on elephant ivory to profit from rising ... Critics of the trade in their tusks including Save the Elephants and the International Fund for Animal Welfare say it normalises ivory and encourages the poaching of elephants to supply tusks ...

  8. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... by craftsmen or factory owners for good quality, privately owned 1kg to 4kg elephant tusks in Beijing in early 2014 was US$2,100 [HK$16,275] per kilogram. The average price for similar tusks in 2010 ... officials destroyed six tonnes of elephant tusks in the hope that it would send a clear message to those involved in the illegal wildlife trade. Trinkets made from ivory, sometimes known ...

  9. News - World - TANZANIA

    Three Chinese nationals charged in Tanzania over 706 elephant tusks

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar es Salaam The three, accused of having 706 elephant tusks worth US$3m, face 20 years in jail Chinese in Tanzania court over ivory haul Three Chinese nationals have been charged in Tanzania for possessing 706 tusks from poached elephants. Police and wildlife officers have cracked down on suspected poachers amid a surge of killings of elephant ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    'Elephant angels' take up crusade to destroy Hong Kong tusk stockpile

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com 'Elephant angels' take up anti-ivory crusade Two young girls are leading a renewed call for Hong Kong to destroy its massive stockpile of illegally poached elephant tusks. Their petition has attracted hundreds of supporters in just a few days. Lucy Skrine, 11, and Christina Seigrist, eight, started an online petition last Monday, urging ...




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