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  1. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Prince William, Yao Ming and David Beckham team up to tackle wildlife crime

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... in a world without elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos. Enough is enough," Prince William said as he convened the United for Wildlife group, a coalition of global conservation groups. "It ... was happening." The slaughter of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species has surged in the last decade, driven by a lucrative illicit trade estimated to be worth up to US$20 billion a year. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529414/prince-william-yao-ming-and-david-beckham-team-tackle-wildlife-crime
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tourists' car overturned by elephant in Kruger National Park

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 02:37am by Danny Mok, Reuters and Associated Press in Johannesburg

    ... Danny Mok, Reuters and Associated Press in Johannesburg An elephant overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring both, on Monday, said South African officials.  An elephant ... condition, conscious and could speak. The woman was also conscious and in a stable condition. It is unclear why the elephant became aggressive, said the park spokesman William Mabasa. He is appealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215673/hong-kong-tourists-car-overturned-elephant-kruger-national-park
  4. Business - MACROSCOPE

    Time for GDP to GO as key economic growth measure

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by STEVE HANKE

    ... importance of fiscal policy withers away, too. Contrary to what the standard textbooks have taught us and what that pundits repeat ad nauseam, consumption is not the big elephant in the room. The elephant is business expenditures. Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543887/time-gdp-go-key-economic-growth-measure
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... the alleged importance of fiscal policy withers away, too. Contrary to what the standard textbooks have taught us and what that pundits repeat ad nauseam, consumption is not the big elephant in the room. The elephant is business expenditures. Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  6. News - China

    Shanghai has high hopes for its glittering new exhibition space- but will they be disappointed?

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Daniel Ren

    ... to become one of the world's leading cities. But concerns of a possible oversupply of exhibition space have stoked fears that the stunning new complex will become a white elephant. Some critics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547017/shanghai-has-high-hopes-its-glittering-new-exhibition-space-will-they-be
  7. Elephant plays tunes on harmonica

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... An elephant named Shanthi at the U.S. National Zoo in America plays the harmonica with her trunk and appears to love doing it. A video released by the zoo shows the 36-year-old Asian elephant playing tunes on a harmonica attached to her stall. Debbie Flinkman, the elephant keeper, said Shanthi likes music a lot. Apart from playing the harmonica, she also likes to tap on things, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007631/elephant-plays-tunes-harmonica
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1373042/africa-asia-summit-agrees-tough-steps-curb-illegal-ivory-trade
  9. Elephant's rescue pulls in jumbo donations

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong charity that rescued a badly injured, three-tonne elephant from a life of misery on the streets of Cambodia had a rush of donations after its work was highlighted by the Sunday Morning Post. Now the Elephant Animal Rescue and Survival Foundation (EARS) run by expatriate Louise Rogerson is preparing to rescue more animals with the support of well-wishers who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002870/elephants-rescue-pulls-jumbo-donations

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