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  1. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    Anti-ivory-trade marchers out to save our elephants

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Campaigners aim to educate Tsim Sha Tsui mainland shoppers about the cruel ivory trade Marchers out to save the elephants A group of marchers against the ivory trade took to the streets yesterday to raise awareness among mainland shoppers about the horrors of elephant poaching. The group of about 50 campaigners, led by a dozen young people, marched ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    Save elephants from Chinese ivory trade or we lose them, says researcher

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Act now or we lose the elephants: researcher More than 7 per cent of the world's elephants were killed for their tusks in the space of a year- the "worst in history", according to one researcher. And with over 40 per cent of the ivory haul bound for China, the biggest market for tusks, Joyce Poole, co-director of conservation group Elephant Voices, is urging Beijing ...

  3. News - China - IVORY TRADE

    China destroys 6.1 tonnes of confiscated ivory in gesture reflecting major policy shift

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:55pm by Mimi Lau

    ... elephant tusk trading by the world’s largest ivory consumer. The destruction of confiscated ivory by Chinese authorities is the first landmark gesture reflecting a policy shift by Beijing ... The destruction comes a month after China pledged during the African Elephant Summit in Botswana of Africa on December 2 last year to take action in combating ivory trading, according to Zhang Li, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IVORY TRADE

    Hong Kong takes the world closer to ending ivory's bloody trade

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:23am by PATRICK BERGIN

    ... as an epicentre of the booming ivory trade makes the decision truly extraordinary. It's an encouraging sign that Africa's elephants, which are being poached by the tens of thousands each year, may soon have more campaigners and protectors working for their survival than ivory consumers and poachers working against it. One of the best protections for Africa’s elephants ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    First batch of tusks burned in as part of world’s largest ivory destruction project

    Posted May 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 1.2 tonnes of elephant tusks destroyed as part of fight against the illegal trade First batch of ivory goes up in flames The first batch of the city's 30-tonne stockpile of seized ivory was reduced to ashes yesterday, a symbolic move aimed at boosting the fight against the illicit trade. About 1.2 tonnes of elephant tusks, some seized as far back ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    Six tonnes of illegal ivory bound for Hong Kong seized since 2000: study

    Posted May 14th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and south Asia. Traffic came up with its findings after scrutinising trade statistics from the Elephant Trade Information System, a global database the watchdog runs for the Convention ...

  7. News - China - IVORY TRADE

    Four Chinese men in Kenyan court over ivory smuggling

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 08:34am by AFP

    ... The international trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after elephant populations in Africa dropped from millions in the mid-20th century to some 600,000 by the end ... incidents. The illegal ivory trade is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns are used to make ornaments and in traditional medicines. Africa ...



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