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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

    ... tusks were found by authorities in Dar es Salaam yesterday,” Rumisha said. Well-armed criminals kill elephants and rhinos for their tusks, largely due to increasing demand in China for ivory ornaments and folk medicines. Police say most of the tusks smuggled from the east African country end up in Asia. International trade in ivory was banned in 1989 after the population of elephants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348885/tanzania-seizes-797-elephant-tusks-arrests-chinese-nationals
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com First ceremony next month; 'conservation celebrity' may be invited to oversee destruction Ivory set for high-profile burning Hong Kong has pencilled in next month for the city's first burning of seized ivory- and the government plans to give the incineration a high profile to drive home the message of conservation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492362/hong-kong-burn-first-part-seized-ivory-stockpile-may-ceremony
  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Thanks for ivory battle, child defenders of elephants tell officials

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:39pm by DANNY LEE

    ... 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 at the customs warehouse in Kwai Chung. Christina and Lucy started a petition to have the city's stockpile of ivory destroyed, earning them the nickname "elephant angels", while Nellie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411004/thanks-ivory-battle-child-defenders-elephants-tell-officials
  4. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... government in Hunan province admitted it asked an administrating city government to grant bail for a local businessman detained for allegedly trafficking ivory because they didn’t want his companies ... of ivory in three transactions from a dealer that summer. His case was soon transferred to the county police bureau, and Li was later released on bail. The affair resurfaced this week when a claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1486841/bail-accused-ivory-buyer-was-legal-county-officials-say
  5. News - World

    Ivory Coast qualifies for the World Cup, beats Senegal 4-2 in two-leg playoff

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:09am by AP

    ... MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ivory Coast qualifies for the World Cup, beats Senegal 4-2 in two-leg playoff. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358322/ivory-coast-qualifies-world-cup-beats-senegal-4-2-two-leg-playoff
  6. News - World

    China urges joint efforts to fight ivory smuggling, and less finger-pointing

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 05:13am by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Beijing End blame game and work jointly, China says China hopes that countries can improve co-ordination, do less finger-pointing and make more joint efforts to fight ivory smuggling to conserve elephant populations, a Chinese official said. Meng Xianlin, deputy director of China's Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office, said the increase in ivory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1353600/china-urges-joint-efforts-fight-ivory-smuggling-and-less-finger-pointing
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... The Guardian in Tokyo Japan's Rakuten is world's top online marketer of elephant and whale products that are banned in most countries, conservationists charge For sale: ivory and whale meat Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce company that owns Play.com and Kobo, is the world's biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat, according to conservationists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452656/japanese-e-commerce-rakuten-worlds-top-online-marketer-ivory-whale-meat
  8. 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 ... Kong handicrafts shops- Chinese Arts and Crafts and the landmark Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium in Mong Kok- were caught on film offering tips to undercover reporters on how to smuggle ivory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449636/handicrafts-chain-chinese-arts-and-crafts-claims-its-now-only-selling
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Ivory prices in Hong Kong stores rise 50-fold in a decade

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Buyers are 'investing' amid fears legal trade is driving market for poached and smuggled tusks Ivory prices rise 50-fold in a decade The price of elephant tusks in Hong Kong has shot up by more than fiftyfold in the past decade, raising concerns that the legal trade is fuelling demand for poached ivory and driving some African elephant populations towards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387833/ivory-prices-hong-kong-stores-rise-50-fold-decade

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