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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Africa-Asia summit agrees tough steps to curb illegal ivory trade

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gabarone, Botswana African elephant host nations and countries in Asia to get tough with poachers and smugglers Urgent steps agreed to curb illegal ivory trade African and Asian nations have agreed on urgent measures to tackle the illegal ivory trade, from the slaughter of elephants to the trafficking of their valuable tusks to East Asia. The deal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    150 elephants died for ivory load seized at port in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Customs' third big seizure in a year underlines a disturbing trend of growth in Asian demand 150 elephants died for ivory load Customs officers have ... together, but I'd say around 150 elephants died for this shipment," said Alfred Wong Kwong-Chiu, an Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department endangered species protection ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - SMUGGLING

    Conservationist Zhuo Qiang urges China to ban ivory sales

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Conservationist says Beijing could lead the way in conserving species, after man responsible for killing tens of thousands of elephants is arrested China urged to make ivory sales illegal After a week that saw another major haul of ivory intercepted in Hong Kong and the arrest of a man said to be responsible for killing tens of thousands of elephants ...

  6. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... billion a year, is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns are used in traditional medicine and to make ornaments. A precedent has been set ... on August 14 as she tried to fly to Hong Kong. Despite a surge of rhino and elephant killings across Kenya- and elsewhere in Africa- previous cases have seen smugglers escape with minimal fines ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Hong Kong's return of seized ivory, rhino horn to South Africa hailed

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:26am by Lana Lam

    ... by wildlife conservation groups as a positive step towards combatting the illegal trade that is decimating the world's elephant and rhino populations. The return of 33 rhino horns and hundreds ... and ivory." The horns and ivory are undergoing DNA analysis, with the results expected early next year, to pinpoint where the elephants and rhinos were poached. "There's a strong Asian ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Security fears over seized-ivory stockpile

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... tempting target' A leading expert on elephant conservation has urged the government to step up security at a top-secret location housing a massive stockpile of elephant ivory. She cited fears ... the ivory," Gabriel said yesterday. In the past three months, more than six tonnes of elephant ivory worth close to HK$50 million was confiscated in Hong Kong. At the same time, the wholesale price ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    What to do with stockpile of seized ivory remains a dilemma for government

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Ivory stockpile a dilemma for government More than six months after the government scrapped plans to incinerate its ever-growing stockpile of illicit ivory, conservation officials are still struggling to deal with the estimated 16 tonnes of elephant tusks seized since 2008. New figures show that 500kg of ivory has been given to schools for educational ...



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