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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Donated elephant tusks teach schoolchildren reality of a cruel trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... were but a minute portion of the total amount of ivory being stored, a spokeswoman said. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, confiscated ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Elephant tusks teach children reality of a cruel trade Pupils at the Belilios Public School in North Point received an unusual gift from the government last ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Educate public about lethal nature of ivory trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Educate public about lethal trade How many slaughtered African elephants does 1.3 tonnes of ivory tusks represent? It is hard to tell when they are cut into 779 pieces ... in defiance of a ban on most trade in new ivory. The demand has involved Hong Kong as a convenient transit hub, as it has beem for drug trafficking. The estimated HK$10.6 million haul of tusks from ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Children can help save the elephants

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... for their ivory, and most of the illegal ivory trade is sold to Asia and especially to Hong Kong and mainland China, cleverly mixed with past legal ivory for resale. Legal or illegal, ivory kills. ... Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting in Bangkok. A total ban on ivory trade would be the best decision for elephants, but as obvious as it may ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...   We must speak out against tragic trade I congratulate the Hong Kong authorities on confiscating their third major haul of ivory this year ("150 elephants died for ivory load", ... ivory is impressive. A big hand to those working hard to end the needless slaughter of these magnificent and intelligent animals. We should support and promote their work and at the same time ...

  5. Clues to pick right options

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Alfred Yiu

    ... paragraph, 'This idea' refers to... a. the ivory trade had not been banned before. b. the situation of the African elephant was extremely serious. c. the measures taken to protect the African elephant were drastic. d. the ban on the ivory trade was introduced in 1990. When a worldwide ban on the ivory trade was introduced in 1990, in order to protect the African elephant, ...

  6. Kenyan safari beckons for HK students

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... through the Kenyan countryside await the students, alongside more bookish pursuits such as talks on animal behaviour and the illegal ivory trade, according to Linda Lawrence, a science teacher who ...

  7. Ivory tower under siege

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee As the nation's most prestigious university, Seoul National practically runs South Korean society. Many of today's political, business and social elite have attended, along with the majority of professors, lawyers, doctors, civil servan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Legco education candidates trade barbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 02:08pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Legislative candidate for the education sector Ho Hon-kuen has dubbed his rival Ip Kin-yuen as a “chameleon” and accused him of not being a stalwart democracy fighter. Ho was speaking in a debate in which Ip rejected the accusations, maintaini ...

  9. Teachers' union says it's hard to recruit young blood

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung The leaders of Hong Kong's largest teachers' union say it is hard to recruit young people, sparking concerns about future succession problems. The issue of an ageing leadership in the Professional Teachers' Union ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Debate needed on meaning of freedom in HK Your comment columns and editorials frequently hail the concepts of freedom and free trade. Less frequently, fortunately, the very high rankings ... bemoan the loss of shops and restaurants which are being replaced by boutiques and luxury shops. The question in my mind as I read the article was a simple one: if free trade is championed, how ...




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