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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262383/act-now-or-we-lose-theelephants-researcher
  2. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in 'worst massacre in Kenya for decades'

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Poachers kill 11 elephants Kenyan wildlife rangers yesterday were tracking a team of poachers who massacred a family of 11 elephants in what they said was the worst single such killing in the country in the past three decades. "We have not lost as many elephants in a single incident since the early 1980s," said Patrick Omondi, head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1123374/poachers-kill-11-elephants-worst-massacre-kenya-decades
  3. Comment - Letters

    Children can help save the elephants

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Children can inspire a ban on ivory to save the elephants Congratulations to Celia Ho for her excellent letter ("Ivory market an example of inhumanity", October 3). While she pointed out many key facts on elephant conservation, the most important point is that she is a Form Three student. That makes the letter even more special because one of the only hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1056150/children-can-help-save-elephants
  4. Elephant becomes dog's best mate at US sanctuary

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Compiled by Sara Yin Everybody knows that dogs are a man's best friend since time immemorial, but now they're befriending elephants as well. Tarra is an Asian elephant at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, United States, and she has become best friends with a mutt named Bella, according to CBS News. While her fellow elephants at the sanctuary forged close friendships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666237/elephant-becomes-dogs-best-mate-us-sanctuary
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224904/chinese-buyers-need-be-educated-ivory-trade-says-safari-expert
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... elephant. Poachers also target wild elephants for their ivory tusks, for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Under Indonesian law, trafficking in protected animals can result in a maximum of five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441747/fatwa-issued-against-hunting-endangered-wildlife-indonesia
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1190036/hand-organised-crime-ivory-trade
  8. Comment - Blogs

    It's hammer time: video of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other species protected under CITES

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 06:42pm by Christy Choi

    ... the trade isn’t destroying the population in the wild. African elephants in some nations are listed under Appendix I and others under II. Those countries where they are listed under the latter are permitted to trade in elephants and their parts, as long as the they manage to keep up numbers in the wild. The  basking shark, the longsnout seahorse  and  jackass penguins are listed under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1190753/its-hammer-time-video-hammerhead-sharks-manta-rays-and-other-species
  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Ivory keys on replica piano hit sour note with conservationists

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... million elephants in the wild in the early 1900s. Now the best estimate was 400,000. "It is in bad taste. I know they are trying to create something from the 19th century and they want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1256689/ivory-keys-replica-piano-hit-sour-note-conservationists
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... elephants and pandas, along with rainforests, coral reefs and other ultrarich ecosystems. There certainly is emphasis on protecting charismatic creatures and places. And to some development-driven ... Lung Mei. Conservation is shifting to be less about tigers, elephants and pandas, more about a multitude of unsung places that may not seem outstanding individually, but in combination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1079467/campaign-save-lung-mei-goes-far-beyond-its-unglamorous-shores

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