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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Thanks for ivory battle, child defenders of elephants tell officials

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:39pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 'Elephant angels' say thanks and make plea Five children have given handmade thank-you cards to government officials for their efforts to tackle ... that will decide the fate of the city's huge stockpile of seized elephant ivory. Christina Seigrist, nine, and 11-year-olds Lucy Skrine and Nellie Shute joined two friends to meet customs officials ...

  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 - World

    Vatican defends ivory record with elephant lovers

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City The Vatican defended itself on Wednesday against accusations it encourages illegal ivory trafficking, telling elephant lovers it would do what it could ... letters and the Vatican responded Wednesday with a long and personal response penned by its spokesman Federico Lombardi to “friends of the elephants”. Lombardi, 70, said he had “never heard ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rapidly growing appetite for elephant tusks puts us on the firing line. There is little more we can do than be as vigilant as is practical, though; protecting the giant mammals is largely about ... in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized as a source of wisdom, sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Chinese buyers need to be educated on the ivory trade, says safari expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers. Richard Knocker, 50, was born in Kenya ... "There are some common misconceptions, particularly in China, so it's all about educating people," he said. "There's a belief in China that elephants shed their tusks ...

  6. News - China

    Conservation official denies legal ivory trade to blame for poaching

    Posted May 21st 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s small traditional trade in carving uses ivory acquired through legal auctions and in no way encourages or worsens the problem of elephant poaching in Africa, ... classes as well as growing Chinese investment in Africa and demand for its resources. That has led to an increase in the illegal slaughter of African elephants for their ivory, with some wildlife ...

  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 ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 15, 2012

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... All African elephants under threat I refer to the letter from Charlie Lim, of the Marine Products Association ("Differentiating legal and illegal trade", November 3). Once again, your correspondent's approach is inaccurate. While in his letters he often struggles to explain that the shark fin trade remains sustainable, he is mistaken when he writes about elephants ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... On the government wondering what to do with the 16 tonnes of illegal ivory it has confiscated since 2008: Mathew Gollop- Sell it and donate the proceeds to the elephant conservation ... income for animal conservation. Nils Holgersson- get local artists to do something nice out of them, build a museum and house those objects, entrance fees donated to elephant conservation funds ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hand of organised crime in ivory trade

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Large seizures of elephant tusks indicate the involvement of criminals, says report by trade monitor Hand of organised crime in ivory trade Hong Kong ... as a "transit gateway" to the ivory markets in a report titled Elephants in the Dust by the UN, Traffic and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. From the amount of ivory seizures, ...




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