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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by DANNY MOK AND CHRIS LAU

    ... Danny Mok and Chris Lau 16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul A group of 16 Vietnamese nationals arrested in Hong Kong's biggest airborne ivory-smuggling case were yesterday jailed ... of ivory packed into 32 piece of luggage. Customs officials said the goods- in high demand in mainland China and Southeast Asia- could have fetched up to HK$7.9 million. It was the biggest ever ...

  3. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Bagpipes seized at border- that’s how seriously US authorities take ivory ban

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:16pm by AP

    ... have ivory in them, leave them at home before travelling or risk having them seized on your return. Campbell Webster and friend Eryk Bean were returning to the United States from Canada last ... to a small border crossing in the state of Vermont when they were told to hand over their pipes because they contained ivory. The US prohibits importing ivory taken after 1976. Even though the boys ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - ZIMBABWE

    Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition arrested in Zimbabwe

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Harare

    ... Agence France-Presse in Harare Wongai Huo, aged 51, detained in Harare after police discover processed ivory, 3 kilograms of gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition at his office in the Zimbabwean capital Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and large quantities of ammunition, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Wongai Huo, 51, was arrested ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    First batch of tusks burned in as part of world’s largest ivory destruction project

    Posted May 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 1.2 tonnes of elephant tusks destroyed as part of fight against the illegal trade First batch of ivory goes up in flames The first batch of the city's 30-tonne stockpile of seized ivory was reduced to ashes yesterday, a symbolic move aimed at boosting the fight against the illicit trade. About 1.2 tonnes of elephant tusks, some seized as far back ...

  7. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illegal ivory trade

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Thailand warned over ivory trade Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, ... the illegal ivory market," said its chairman, Oeystein Stoerkersen. CITES has set Thailand an August 2015 deadline to fall into line or risk wide-ranging sanctions. Bangkok is under additional ...

  8. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ivory prices triple for China traders The price of elephant ivory for workshop owners in China, the world's biggest market, has tripled over the last four years even though sale prices in Africa are low, according to a new study by ivory researchers. Factories and retail outlets in Beijing and Shanghai are snapping up tusks at inflated prices, ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cutting China's ivory demand An international law enforcement offensive against the illegal ivory trade appears to have done little to dampen demand in China and other ... efforts against the illegal trade in ivory. For example, 30 from Africa and Asia agreed at an African elephant summit last year to practise zero tolerance of poaching syndicates, with tough ...




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