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  1. News - World - CONSERVATION

    African nations making progress in battle to protect elephants, UN says

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... way to go, however. The Cites report found that more than 20,000 elephants were poached across Africa last year alone. While the number is staggering, it actually signals a levelling off after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531917/african-nations-making-progress-battle-protect-elephants-un-says
  2. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Tanzania's entire population of elephants could be killed by ivory poachers in 6 years

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar es Salaam Country tells UN conference that animals are being lost at rate of 30 a day to ivory poachers Elephants in Tanzania 'facing extermination' Poachers are killing Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just six years, conservationists said yesterday. A two-day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508775/tanzanias-entire-population-elephants-could-be-killed-ivory-poachers-6
  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Handicrafts chain Chinese Arts and Crafts claims its now only selling mammoth, not elephant ivory

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Shop claims mammoth move from ivory The Chinese Arts and Crafts chain appears to have bowed to public pressure and is no longer selling elephant ivory in its Hong Kong stores. "We only sell mammoth tusk," an employee of the company said yesterday, but declined to elaborate. In the middle of last month, two staff members at two Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449636/handicrafts-chain-chinese-arts-and-crafts-claims-its-now-only-selling
  4. News - World - CONSERVATION

    White House bans nearly all US ivory sales in move to combat elephant poaching

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 11:50pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post White House move to combat trade hailed by conservationists battling elephant poaching Ivory clampdown bans virtually all U.S. sales In what animal conservationists hailed as a "significant milestone" in the global fight against elephant poaching, the Obama administration has announced a ban on nearly all ivory sales in the United States. As part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426608/white-house-bans-nearly-all-us-ivory-sales-move-combat-elephant-poaching
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411004/thanks-ivory-battle-child-defenders-elephants-tell-officials
  6. Infographics - CONSERVATION

    Everything you need to know about ivory poaching

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 02:02am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz A ban was imposed in 1989 banning the international trade in ivory to reverse a rapid decline in the population of African elephants. But to no avail. Illegal hunting and killing of elephants remains a sad reality in Africa despite the ban. Here we examine how the beasts continue to be slaughtered to satisfy global demand for ivory. A ban was imposed in 1989 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1399263/everything-you-need-know-about-ivory-poaching
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Protesters urge Hong Kong Museum of Art to remove ivory and rhino horn exhibits

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 02:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Rally against exhibition of artefacts made from rhino and elephant parts Protesters lock horns with museum About 20 people gathered outside the Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday morning to protest against an exhibition of artefacts made from rhino horn and elephant ivory. The demonstrators, many of them children, waved placards outside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548012/protesters-urge-hk-museum-art-remove-ivory-and-rhino-horn-exhibits
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Burning of huge ivory stash starts Thursday

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by DANNY LEE

    ... Officials hope their decision to destroy it will send a message to the world that the slaughter of elephants for their tusks will not be tolerated. The tusks are often carved into elaborate artworks ... (Cites). A government message posted on a Hong Kong elephant conservation Facebook page said: "The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, with the support of the Endangered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510150/burning-huge-ivory-stash-starts-thursday
  10. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets 'protected elite' of poachers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar Es Salaam Founders of WildLeaks seek tip-offs about 'protected elite' behind illicit wildlife trade Website targets the poaching one per cent Poachers slaughtering Africa's elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580725/whistle-blowing-website-wildleaks-targets-protected-elite-poachers

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