A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic
A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic
Conservation

Why Chinese demand for ‘red ivory’ dooms helmeted hornbill bird to extinction unless poaching can be stopped

Sought after on the black market for their casques, these strange-looking birds - native to Southeast Asia - are close to being wiped out to satisfy human greed

Topic |   Conservation
A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic
A helmeted hornbill head on sale for US$3,700 in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2016. Picture: Kanitha Krishnasamy, Traffic
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