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HK seizes baby elephant tusks in major ivory haul

More than 1,000 ivory tusks, mainly from baby elephants ... Buddhist scenes to wildlife and bizarre fantasies, and is also turned into more mundane household objects such as chopsticks. Conservation g... read more

Facebook is the hub of the global trade in endangered species: can securities law be used to force the company into action?

elephant tusks, and lion claws. The Wired report makes it clear that Facebook is at the center of the world's endangered species trade; it's easy to find and get invited to private Facebook groups whe... read more

Veteran big game hunter dies after elephant, felled by gunfire, collapses on him

Botha was leading a group of hunters ... rifles to fell elephants, leopards, crocodile and other animals. Photos on the page show them grinning and standing over their kills. In one image, Botha can b... read more

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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

The change marks a shift in efforts to stop the importation of elephant tusks and hides ... a lawyer with the advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity, called the timing of the Trump administrat... read more

Fossil footprints reveal oldest elephant herd

[The Creatures of Cryptozoology] "Once we saw it aerially, it became a much different and clearer ... the earliest known member of the elephant family, "which carried tusks in both its upper and lower ... read more

Hong Kong approves elephant ivory ban in landslide vote

Legislators in the world’s largest market for elephant ivory passed the bill, 49-4, just one month after Beijing shut down markets on the mainland. Under the law, commercial sales of elephant tusks .. ... read more

Ivory thief hacks off tusk from Louis XIV's elephant in chainsaw attack at Paris museum

The skeleton of an elephant that belonged to Louis XIV has been attacked by a man with a chainsaw who hacked off its left tusk. A 20-year-old man was caught carrying the tusk over his shoulder after e... read more

Rich Lowry: Trump is right about trophy hunting

It would be bizarre to turn around and say that any schmuck with money to burn and no better way to entertain himself can waltz into the U.S. with elephant tusks. Trophy hunting is now the exception r... read more

China shuts some ivory factories, Hong Kong seen as a loophole

China, the world’s largest importer and end user of elephant ivory tusks, is shutting a ... the phase-out process. Rights groups say a five-year horizon is too long and the problem of laundering ivory ... read more

How outdated scientific names could help Chinese poachers kill with impunity

You can end up in a bizarre situation where an endangered species ceases to ... China’s protected list includes 79 mammal groups referred to by their common name (tigers, say) and by their scientific ... read more

Retail giant Wing On lauded over move to ban ivory sales

Campaign group Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder ... The ivory trade has become increasingly lucrative since a worldwide ban was imposed in 1989. Last year, the Chinese Arts and Crafts chain put a 65... read more

To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

BANGKOK – In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring ... or stockpiling durable animal parts like pangolin scales or elephant tus... read more

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