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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 - CONSERVATION

    Thanks for ivory battle, child defenders of elephants tell officials

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

    ... the illegal trade in wildlife. The young campaigners also delivered a 60,000-signature petition to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, ahead of a crunch meeting today 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 ...

  3. 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 trade but the quantities of ivory on sale rose sharply. "A suspension of trade in all CITES goods from Thailand would have been justified," said WWF analyst Colman ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    16 jailed over HK$7.9m ivory haul

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

    ... seizure of ivory brought in by plane and came amid growing concern in the city about its role in the international ivory trade. Seizures hit an all-time high of 8,041kg last year, up 43 per cent ... two years. While the undeclared import and export of ivory is illegal under the Endangered Species Ordinance, trade remains legal and registered dealers can export ivory dating back to before ...

  5. News - China

    Conservation official denies legal ivory trade to blame for poaching

    Posted May 21st 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s small traditional trade in carving uses ivory acquired through legal auctions and in no way encourages or worsens the problem of elephant poaching in Africa, ... Administration, said it was unfair to blame China for the rise in poaching. “Has China’s legal ivory trade caused the poaching of wild elephants? I don’t think there’s necessarily a connection,” he told ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Incineration shows Hong Kong is serious about ending trade in ivory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at the Tsing Yi chemical waste treatment plant. The incineration was timely, following a claim by wildlife trade watchdog Traffic that interceptions of shipments and trade data showed that ivory ... SCMP Editorial Ivory incineration sign we're serious So long as Hong Kong continued to stockpile confiscated ivory instead of destroying it, the city sent the wrong message to people ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Targeting buyers of illegal ivory could hit trade where it hurts

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by STEVEN GALLAGHER

    ... Steven Gallagher Demand could be reduced with more rigorous policing, and not purchasing trinkets might help Targeting buyers of illegal ivory could hit trade where it hurts Elephant ivory ... for offences involving import, export and possession. In 1990, CITES contracting states agreed to a ban on elephant ivory trading. In Hong Kong, ivory which was imported before the ban may be sold ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade As a conservation biologist from Hong Kong doing research in Central Africa, I am often asked a question some find ... Kong customs seized over 2,000kg of pangolin scales concealed in a container marked "timber" from Cameroon. Such stories are depressingly commonplace; illegal shipments of ivory ...




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