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  1. News - World - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Mexico's 'circus wars' heat up amid animal bans

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... square at which circus entertainers put on a free show with horses and dogs- the only animals they will be allowed to use under a new city law banning acts with lions, tigers, elephants and other ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Ivory haul poses 16-tonne headache for Hong Kong's conservation officers

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A 16-tonne headache for conservation officers What do you do with 16 tonnes of elephant tusks? Conservation officers wrestling with that problem have ... elephants would have been killed to provide such a haul. Its value- based on the 2010 price of US$700 per kilogram- is about HK$87 million. But prices are likely to have risen since then, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Pair of aces

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:34pm by Joanne Lam

    ... Pair of aces Thailand is known for many things: stunning beaches, zesty food and majestic elephants. Thai wines, on the other hand, have yet to make their mark. But The Peninsula Bangkok ... an ancient elephant corral- where vines are planted- while on an elephant ride and sample flagship wines from the Monsoon Valley line. The day trip, priced at US$8,650 per person, also includes ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Landmark occasion

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:47pm by Vivian Chen

    ... May 23 at the Landmark in Central. Highlighted exhibits include Christofle's Vertigo Champagne cooler and Banc Elephant.     ...

  8. News - World - SMUGGLING

    US jails Chinese mastermind of rhino horn smuggling ring for six years

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... was the mastermind of an international ring that specialised in smuggling rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory via Hong Kong. Speaking through an interpreter, Li Zhifei, 30, expressed remorse and asked ... rhino horns plus other objects made from the horns and from elephant ivory were worth about US$4.5 million. The horns were allegedly shipped to Hong Kong and then the mainland wrapped in duct ...

  9. News - Asia

    Li Bingbing calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

    Posted May 09th 2013, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Samburu, Kenya Ivory jewellery and carvings are prized by some in Asia, but people should know they come from the massacre of elephants whose survival is threatened ... behind the beautiful carvings and jewellery,” Li said, visiting elephants in the wild in Kenya. “Many consumers in Asia do not realise that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal ...




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