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  1. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Mammoth hunter seeks cash for tusk venture to save elephants

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... elephant ivory. At least 60 tonnes of mammoth ivory is traded globally each year, said Peter Taylor, an engineer with almost 30 years' experience in the mining and aviation industries who founded Mammoth Mining in October. A single tusk, as long as three metres, could fetch US$250,000, he said. The trade takes advantage of the global ban on elephant ivory to profit from rising ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make ivory the new shark's fin Hong Kong's being a bridge between mainland China and the rest of the world is not just about cross-border trade. The seizure ... in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized as a source of wisdom, sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory ...

  3. News - Asia

    Philippines becomes first country in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

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

    ... 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 became the first in Asia ... that was failing to do enough to tackle the illegal trade in elephant ivory. The others were Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Thailand, and they were warned they could face ...

  4. Lifestyle

    Demand for ivory in China has led to illegal poaching in Africa

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Despite a ban on trading, demand for ivory in China is driving the slaughter of African elephants. A few Hong Kong residents are determined to stamp it out, writes Charley Lanyon Celia Ho Yen-kei seems like most teenagers. Smiling in her braces, the young anti-ivory trade activist is quick to laugh, especially when she's showing pictures of her pet parrots. But her exceptional ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Ivory haul poses 16-tonne headache for Hong Kong's conservation officers

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to dump ivory in the deep sea. Dr Richard Thomas, from the wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, said African states such as Kenya and Gabon burnt ivory after stock audits. Gabon spent 24 ... shelved - for the time being - the idea of incinerating the growing stock of illegal ivory seizures after opposition from their advisers. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    HK$17m ivory seizure by customs largest since 2010

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 07:27pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... is on the frontline in the fight against illegal ivory trafficking and has a growing role as a key transit point in the illicit trade. Ivory has always been in demand in China and elsewhere in Asia, where ... Hong Kong customs officials announced on Friday the seizure of HK$17 million worth of illegal ivory tusks, their largest seizure since 2010. The tusks were found inside a cargo container ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Security fears over seized-ivory stockpile

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

    ... said Grace Ge Gabriel, regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which has been tracking the illegal trade in ivory for more than a decade. "Last year in Tanzania ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Huge stockpile of 'white gold' that has been seized by customs officers needs to be better secured, says head of conservation group Ivory stash 'a ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    'Elephant angels' take up crusade to destroy Hong Kong tusk stockpile

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... to live." The petition also calls on Beijing to ban the domestic ivory trade, to shut shops selling ivory products and to close the 37 state-owned ivory carving factories. ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com 'Elephant angels' take up anti-ivory crusade Two young girls are leading a renewed call for Hong Kong to destroy its massive stockpile of illegally ...

  9. News - World - IVORY COAST

    UN experts allege that Chinese arms on way to Mali peacekeepers went missing

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Abidjan Weapons experts say that Chinese military equipment went missing in Ivory Coast; China insists its peacekeepers in Mali received it all U.N. group alleges missing China guns United Nations weapons experts have raised the alarm after tonnes of weapons that were sent by China to its peacekeepers in Mali allegedly disappeared in transit in Ivory Coast, which ...

  10. Seized tusks were legal hippo trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tusks seized by Macau authorities in bags bearing Hong Kong government seals were legally traded hippo tusks, not elephant ivory, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ... million that was seized by Macau customs officers from a grounded speedboat on Sunday. The department said hippo tusks, unlike elephant ivory, can be traded subject to permits and licence ...




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