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  1. News - World - TANZANIA

    Tanzania seizes 797 elephant tusks, arrests Chinese nationals

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Dar es Salaam

    ... Reuters in Dar es Salaam Three Chinese nationals arrested after hundreds of elephant tusks are discovered hidden in their Dar es Salaam house Police in Tanzania arrested three Chinese nationals and seized hundreds of elephant tusks in the past week in anti-poaching raids in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and the southern town of Mtwara. A total of 797 tusks were seized ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rapidly growing appetite for elephant tusks puts us on the firing line. There is little more we can do than be as vigilant as is practical, though; protecting the giant mammals is largely about ... in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized as a source of wisdom, sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong customs seize over HK$10m in illegal ivory

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 02:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Customs officials have confiscated HK$10.6 million worth of ivory in a cargo from Africa, in the third large seizure of the banned product in three months, they said on Friday. Officers discovered the 779 pieces of elephant tusk, weighing about 1,300kg, on Thursday afternoon while scanning a container with X-rays. The ivory was found at the bottom of five wooden ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong seizes 113 smuggled ivory tusks worth HK$3m

    Posted May 01st 2013, 01:17pm by AFP

    ... a major trading centre for processed ivory goods such as carvings and jewellery. The international trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after elephant ... and the Middle East, where elephant tusks are used in traditional medicines and to make ornaments. Africa is home to an estimated 472,000 elephants whose survival is threatened by poaching, illegal game ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Customs seize HK$27m haul of smuggled ivory at Kwai Chung

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Massive illegal consignment of 1,209 elephant tusks from East Africa is uncovered by agents at Kwai Chung after two-month investigation Customs seize HK$27 m smuggled ivory haul One of the world's biggest ever seizures of illicit ivory- a haul of tusks which cost the lives of 600 African elephants- has been made in Hong Kong. The raid ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... On the government wondering what to do with the 16 tonnes of illegal ivory it has confiscated since 2008: Mathew Gollop- Sell it and donate the proceeds to the elephant conservation ... income for animal conservation. Nils Holgersson- get local artists to do something nice out of them, build a museum and house those objects, entrance fees donated to elephant conservation funds ...




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