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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068241/recent-seizure-ivory-hong-kong-underlines-need-save
  2. Comment - Letters

    Build a monument to illegal ivory trade

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and "A 16-tonne headache for conservation officers" (March 14). There are more elephant tusks in Hong Kong now (probably what remains of over 2,000 slaughtered elephants) than in many African countries where elephant populations have been depleted. Is burning this ivory the best message to the increasing number of people buying it in Hong Kong and on the mainland? Using ivory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1197573/build-monument-illegal-ivory-trade
  3. ElephantTalk helps telecom operators maximise networks

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 11:15am by Cassie Lim and Chan Chee-chiu

    ... satisfaction. Global companies have come to rely on communications and multimedia content distributor ElephantTalk Communications. ElephantTalk combines fixed line and wireless access technologies, ... the extensive capabilities of mobile networks to better interact with their existing and future customer base. ElephantTalk's Mobile Virtual Network Enabling platform is integrated with media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1054424/elephanttalk-helps-telecom-operators-maximise-networks
  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Left field: Project Phoenix becoming a white elephant

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... board. Phoenix becoming a white elephant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1074903/left-field-project-phoenix-becoming-white-elephant
  5. News - China

    Shanghai's giant radio telescope could be a white elephant

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Scientists fear that the city's huge radio telescope may pick up more mobile phone conversations than any signals from outer space Shanghai, you may have a problem. Municipal government officials have just attended a ceremony to mark the completion o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1080106/shanghais-giant-radio-telescope-could-be-white-elephant
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... as voters travel to nearly a million polling stations. In 2009, officials walked for four days through snow to deliver voting machines in the Himalayas, while yaks, camels and even elephants were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1466901/india-voters-start-worlds-biggest-election
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... elephant. Poachers also target wild elephants for their ivory tusks, for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Under Indonesian law, trafficking in protected animals can result in a maximum of five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441747/fatwa-issued-against-hunting-endangered-wildlife-indonesia
  8. paws for thought

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the highlights of the trip was our visit to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Sri Lanka elephants are a sub-species of Asian elephant. They are physically the largest of the Asian elephants- even though that means they're lots smaller than African elephants- which can grow up to four metres tall- they still looked pretty massive to me! The elephant holds a lot of cultural significance in Sri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976271/paws-thought
  9. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Five years after crisis began, we still can't see the elephant

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... crisis began, we still can't see the elephant The global financial crisis is five years old- more or less. There is some disagreement over when precisely it began. A lot of newspapers now ... of the blind philosophers and the elephant. One grasped the animal's trunk, and declared the elephant to be a snake. Another felt its tail, and said it was a rope. A third felt its leg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1016530/five-years-after-crisis-began-we-still-cant-see-elephant

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