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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Young Hongkonger earns world-wide reputation campaigning for elephants

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 01:03pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... is professional and savvy. It’s Saturday morning and she is already doing her second media interview for the day. “The Elephant Girl” may seem like a strange moniker for an adolescent girl, a slight frame ... and brains behind the “Schools United for Elephants” campaign. She’s also a form four student at True Light Girls’ College, with a beautiful singing voice, and in her spare time she reads poetry ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by STAFF

    ... This hugely profitable illicit activity [reverses] decades of hard-won conservation gains U.S. interior secretary Sally Jewell on elephant and rhino poaching in Africa   It would be good to have regular mandatory testing for GM on imported food Consumer Council chief executive Gilly Wong on the lack of data in Hong Kong on GM foods   Now everyone knows what it's like [to ...

  4. Jumbo tussle turns wild

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Sacred in Thai culture, Asian elephants are revered by kings and even appeared on the national flag. But the jumbo creatures and humans don't always live in harmony- ... people and elephants turned against each other to fight for shrinking resources. Belinda Stewart-Cox, who co-founded the Elephant Conservation Network, still remembers Salakpra as the pride ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    Will World Cup soccer stadium in Amazon become a white elephant?

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Sam Borden in Manaus, Brazil Critics say 42,000-seat arena is not appropriate in rainforest, but others say it will draw fans Will Amazon stadium be a white elephant? The most challenging ... as the similar projects in Brasilia and in Cuiaba, note the lack of top-division soccer teams in those cities and call the expensive stadiums "white elephants". This is not uncommon. Similar ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    High-end coffee culture takes off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:23pm by Janelle Carrigan

    ... the best from beans. His conclusion: Thai Arabica beans that have been digested and expelled by elephants give a more refined flavour. Yes, the beans are harvested from the elephant's poo. ... his beans are naturally refined through a vegetarian diet fed to elephants at northern Thailand's Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation refuge. The coffee is mainly available ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 28, 2012

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that are used by airlines. They are light, thin and come with a small illuminating device and toggle. But older styles of life jackets can still save lives. Philip S. K. Leung, Pok Fu Lam   Elephants ... to satisfy someone's desire to win greater admiration in society. The practice of hunting elephants for their tusks must come to an end. Anita Chan, Tseung Kwan O   New purpose for Wan ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by STAFF

    ... but the Red Army halted its advance, allowing the Germans to regroup and defeat the Polish resistance.   Elephant statues hit Hong Kong After the pandas come the elephants. Hong Kong people will have the chance to see more than 100 decorated elephant statues in major shopping centres, including Pacific Place, Cityplaza and Citygate. The event is aimed at raising awareness about endangered Asian ...

  9. 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 ...




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