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Ivory

Tanzania seizes 797 elephant tusks, arrests Chinese nationals

Police in Tanzania arrested three Chinese nationals and seized hundreds of elephant tusks in the past week in anti-poaching raids in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and the southern town of Mtwara.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 11:12am

Save elephants from Chinese ivory trade or we lose them, says researcher

More than 7 per cent of the world's elephants were killed for their tusks in the space of a year - the "worst in history", according to one researcher. And with over 40 per cent of the ivory haul bound for China, the biggest market for tusks, Joyce Poole, co-director of conservation group Elephant Voices, is urging Beijing to step in and ban the trade.

17 Jun 2013 - 7:13am 9 comments

Ivory keys on replica piano hit sour note with conservationists

It is undeniably impressive with its intricate woodcarving, abundant gold leaf and stunning miniature paintings in the style of Watteau, but should a grand piano produced in 2013 have real ivory-topped keys?

9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am

Hong Kong seizes 113 smuggled ivory tusks worth HK$3m

Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth about HK$3 million on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday.

The smuggled ivory was seized at the airport on Tuesday in a container marked “spare parts” from Burundi which was bound for Singapore, said an official statement.

The total seizure, weighing 300kg, was worth an estimated HK$3 million.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese buyers need to be educated on the ivory trade, says safari expert

A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On the government wondering what to do with the 16 tonnes of illegal ivory it has confiscated since 2008,  allegations of political interference at RTHK, and  hopes that relations between Beijing and the Vatican will improve under the new pope.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am 1 comment

Briefs, March 4, 2013

At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:04am

Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

During sentencing in Nairobi, Magistrate Timothy Okello regretted the defendants' crime "is still considered a petty offence" and called for Kenyan laws "to be amended to reflect the gravity of such matters".

30 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

How Hong Kong's seized ivory could help US biologist stop poachers

Hong Kong's massive stockpile of seized ivory could help in the hunt for poachers who are killing tens of thousands of elephants across Africa, a leading US biologist says.

20 Jan 2013 - 2:16pm 2 comments

Hong Kong customs seize over HK$10m in illegal ivory

Customs officials have confiscated HK$10.6 million worth of ivory in a cargo from Africa, in the third large seizure of the banned product in three months, they said on Friday.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:35pm

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