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  1. 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 ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IVORY TRADE

    Hong Kong takes the world closer to ending ivory's bloody trade

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:23am by PATRICK BERGIN

    ... Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin applauds decision to follow others and destroy its cache HK takes the world closer to ending ivory’s bloody trade Hong Kong's Endangered Species Advisory ... as an epicentre of the booming ivory trade makes the decision truly extraordinary. It's an encouraging sign that Africa's elephants, which are being poached by the tens of thousands each year, ...

  4. News - World - undefined

    US officials crush 6 tonnes of ivory in bid to end illegal trade

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Highlighting a pledge to crack down on the multibillion-dollar illicit global trade in wildlife, U.S. authorities on Thursday pulverised 6 tonnes of seized ivory from thousands ... to curtail the illegal trade. “We need to end the demand for ivory,” Ashe said, adding that a growing affluent class in Asia, primarily in China, was behind a spike in demand for ivory and its ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Crush course: How Hong Kong's schoolchildren are pushing for seized ivory destruction

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:28pm

    ... in their hometown when they started a petition (bit.ly/BanHKIvoryTrade) through online activist network Avaaz in September to have the city’s stockpile of more than 33 tonnes of confiscated ivory destroyed. ... it is to follow suit) sent an unequivocal message to poachers in Africa, ivory dealers everywhere and consumers in China that the trade will not be tolerated by their governments. “If Manila can do it, ...

  6. News - China - SMUGGLING

    Conservationist Zhuo Qiang urges China to ban ivory sales

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... was "more heavily implicated in the illicit trade in ivory than any other country", said a report last year by the international conservation NGO Traffic, while The New York Times reported ... undercover to document N'bouke's illegal ivory trading, said he almost certainly sourced ivory from several countries. "All the other traffickers were saying [N'bouke] ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Customs seize 769kg of ivory tusks hidden in soya bean containers

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... for the illegal trade. The authorities intercepted two shipments of ivory totalling 4.4 tonnes in July and August. Officers also seized 1.3 tonnes of smuggled tusks in January. "We don't have ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com The haul, which came from West Africa, is the third in three months Customs seize 769kg of ivory tusks Traffickers are using new methods to smuggle illegal ...

  8. News - World

    Vatican defends ivory record with elephant lovers

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... that the ’Vatican’ might have at its disposal powerful and effective tools for combatting the massacre of elephants by destroying the burgeoning illegal trade in ivory,” he added. Lombardi said the pope ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City The Vatican defended itself on Wednesday against accusations it encourages illegal ivory trafficking, telling elephant lovers it would do what it could ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs tougher controls on local ivory trade

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:19pm by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau says Hong Kong must do more to regulate its domestic ivory trade if it wants to tackle its reputation as a global smuggling hub Ivory towers The streets have been ... against the poaching of elephants and rhinos, which have seen drastic drops in their populations in Africa. Tougher action, especially by governments along the illegal ivory trade routes, ...




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