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  1. News - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com China's appetite for 'white gold' funnels millions to violent militants Ivory trade funding terror groups The insatiable Chinese demand ... as a key source of funding. The involvement of such groups in the illegal ivory trade has politicians and activists increasingly viewing the issue as a threat to national security, not just animal ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert ... in Tsim Sha Tsui should issue similar warnings. More than 270 artefacts dating back to the Qing and Ming dynasties made from rhino horn and elephant ivory are on display. Leisure and Cultural ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Administrative Region," said the letter signed by Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder Alex Hofford and actress Sharon Kwok Sau-wan. Since a 1989 worldwide ban on the international trade in ivory ... should follow Beijing's example. In December, China and 30 other countries at a summit in Botswana signed an agreement that rendered the trade of ivory a serious crime, enforceable under ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Protesters urge Hong Kong Museum of Art to remove ivory and rhino horn exhibits

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 02:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday morning to protest against an exhibition of artefacts made from rhino horn and elephant ivory. The demonstrators, many of them children, waved placards outside the Salisbury Road museum, accusing it of benefiting the black-market trade in the items. The museum is hosting until September 28 the exhibition of 270 Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1911) ...

  6. 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 ... 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 ...

  7. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... ivory smuggler to 21/2 years in prison yesterday in a landmark ruling hailed as sending a powerful warning to poachers and smugglers. The illegal ivory trade, estimated to be worth up to US$10 ... hunters. Demand for ivory and rhino horn comes primarily from China. Many conservationists accuse the Chinese authorities of not doing enough to stop the illicit ivory trade. ...

  8. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Africa-Asia summit agrees tough steps to curb illegal ivory trade

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gabarone, Botswana African elephant host nations and countries in Asia to get tough with poachers and smugglers Urgent steps agreed to curb illegal ivory trade African and Asian nations have agreed on urgent measures to tackle the illegal ivory trade, from the slaughter of elephants to the trafficking of their valuable tusks to East Asia. The deal ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Huge haul of blood-stained ivory found in 32 suitcases at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... a network which monitors wildlife trade, said finding such a haul hidden in passengers' luggage was unprecedented. He believed the ivory was ultimately bound for the mainland, for which ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Customs officers seized HK$7.9 million worth of ivory 15 arrests as suitcases reveal huge ivory haul Airport customs officers have detained 15 Vietnamese ...

  10. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

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

    ... officials destroyed six tonnes of elephant tusks in the hope that it would send a clear message to those involved in the illegal wildlife trade. Trinkets made from ivory, sometimes known ... 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 ...




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