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  1. Ivory out of Africa again

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Successful conservation means elephant tusks can once more be exported to other countries, writes Rebecca Tsui Elephant conservation has been so successful in South Africa conservationists are now facing a different headache- what to do with so many pachyderms. According to the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the number of African elephants doubled from 286,234 in 1995 ...

  2. More couples say 'I do' in paradise

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with elephants and an elephant ride for the couple, can also be arranged. Thanks to strong partnerships forged with local operators in Koh Samui and Bali, clients can choose from a network of hotels ...

  3. Endangered Species

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that at least 19 out of 1,100 brands of medical products available in Hong Kong allegedly contain agarwood. Photo: WWF Hong Kong Common name: African elephant Also known as: Loxodonta africana Distribution: Africa Facts: The African elephant is the largest mammal on Earth. There might have been three to five million of them in the 1930s and 40s, but the population dwindled during the 70s ...

  4. Desalination would be cheaper than ambitious plan, experts say

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Tianjin University, said. She said authorities had yet to give up their obsession with grandiose projects, which were usually hugely expensive and eventually ended up as white elephants ...

  5. China

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... of Elephants: An Environmental History of China (Yale University Press) by Mark Elvin is for anyone interested in nature, history and literature. Xinran has just released the sequel to her best-selling ...

  6. Green Christmas

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... and fair trade work. In addition, you can adopt a wild animal through WWF as a gift. Choices include polar bears, orangutans, giant pandas, Chinese white dolphins, sea turtles, elephants, snow ...

  7. Baby boom in a land that can ill afford it

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... between those who got lucky and those left holding the other end of the stick are awkward. But we cannot go on ignoring the elephant in the room. We have to start talking about population again. ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spent a lot of money building stadiums. Some of these facilities would not have been used much after the Games and would have become white elephants. I was also concerned that government ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... monopoly status. Questions have to be asked of the authority's performance. Take, for example, Terminal 2, which has proved to be a white elephant, an expensive mall with few customers. I hope ...

  10. Greens hail deal to protect Borneo's pristine 'Lost World'

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Asia.' The rainforests and hills that ring the enormous crater are loaded with exotic species, alongside orang-utans, pigmy elephants, rhinoceros and clouded leopards. But what is inside ...




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