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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand seizes 100 kilos of ivory from Africa

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... has seen a sharp rise in the illegal trade in wildlife products such as ivory and rhino horn. Up to 30,000 African elephants were poached for their ivory last year and a record 668 South African rhinos were killed for their horns, according to conservationists. Thailand has come under the spotlight in recent months over its role in the ivory trade. Campaigners have urged ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ivory smuggling a stain on Sino-African relations

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by CHRISTOPHER LEE

    ... Christopher Lee Christopher Lee calls on Hongkongers to do more to help curb the bloody trade in ivory that is decimating Africa's elephant population- first by not buying it, ... to lift populations on both sides of the Indian Ocean out of poverty. Casting a dark cloud over the relationship is the illegal ivory trade, however. I say "trade", but it's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Handicrafts chain Chinese Arts and Crafts claims its now only selling mammoth, not elephant ivory

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... the illegal trade in wildlife. At all four Chinese Arts and Crafts outlets the Sunday Morning Post visited, all carvings were labelled as mammoth tusk. "We have no ivory here," a manager for the Tsim Sha Tsui branch told a group of about 20 pupils and parents from Clearwater Bay School protesting against the trade. The children said they wanted to see the trade in both ivory ...

  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 10, 2014

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 07:47am

    ... sites for China’s warships in the vast Pacific Ocean. The coming downturn of China-Vietnam trade telations |Source: East by Southeast Even if government policy does not shift to discourage trade, firms and border traders on both sides are likely to be the first movers to shift their exporting efforts to new ports. Angola’s China trade links foster booming ivory trade |Source: ...

  7. News - Asia

    Philippines becomes first country in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 02:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading. The backhoe of a bulldozer began crushing hundreds of tusks in a wildlife bureau car park, as the nation ... trade,” Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said. The five tonnes of ivory came from a total of about 13 tonnes seized by customs officers since the mid 1990s, with the two biggest hauls at Manila’s ...

  8. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of ivory, which had reportedly come from Tanzania and was destined for Indonesia. The illegal ivory trade is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns are used to make ornaments and in traditional medicine. Trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after elephant populations in Africa dwindled from ...

  9. Lifestyle - News - THE ARTS

    Master carver uses mammoth tusks to keep 3,500-year-old art alive

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... been using the tusks of the prehistoric creature, which became extinct more than 10,000 years ago, as a substitute for African elephant ivory ever since a transnational ban on the ivory trade ... about 90 per cent of his buyers before the ban on the ivory trade, but now nine out of 10 of buyers were Chinese. "The market [for mammoth tusk works] remains quite small though," Chu ...

  10. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Elephants in Zimbabwe fall prey to cyanide poisoning by ivory poachers

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The animals' tusks are highly sought after for Asia's ivory trade. Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of poisoning watering holes ... Agence France-Presse in Harare, Zimbabwe 80 elephants fall prey to cyanide poisoning More than 80 elephants, and other animals, have died of cyanide poisoning by ivory poachers ...




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