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Illegal Ivory

In Huge Win For Elephants, Hong Kong Finally Vows To 'Phase Out' Ivory Sales

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

With 30,000 African elephants killed every year for their ivory, putting the species at a real and imminent risk of extinction, activists have c...

Tanzania Arrests The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.08.2015 | World

Tanzania took an important step this week to combat the ivory trade and save the African elephant. The country's National an...

Cameron Love

Tanzania's Elephant Population Is Declining, And Ivory Poaching Is A Major Part Of The Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Cameron Love | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green

New figures released last Monday by the Tanzanian government about the country's declining elephant population show evidence of an ongoing crisis in A...

Matt Sheehan

China Suspends Ivory Imports, But African Elephants Still In Danger Of Extinction

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday suspended the import of ivory carvings for one year, marking a small step toward limiting the ivory demand that drives th...

A Quarter Of Ivory Sold In Beijing And Shanghai Stores Is Illegal

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green

NAIROBI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in China's capital Beijing and its most populous city Shanghai i...

Hong Kong Starts Destroying Ivory Cache

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong started incinerating its nearly 30-ton stockpile of confiscated ivory on Thursday to show it's serious about cracking dow...

European Country Becomes First To Destroy Illegal Ivory

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

PARIS (AP) — More than 3 tons of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents was pulverized into dust on Thursday in Europe's first destruction of...

U.S. Government Announces Plan To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The United States will destroy its six-ton stockpile of ...

Three Tons Of Ivory Disguised As Peanuts Seized In Kenya

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Officials at Kenya's Mombasa port impounded more than three tons of illegal ivory disguised as peanuts for export to Malaysia,...

One Ton Of Illegal Ivory Seized From Jewelers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said T...

A Dreadful Year For Elephants: 'The Criminals Are Winning'

MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Large seizures of elephant tusks make this year the worst on record since ivory sales were banned in 1989, with recent estimates...

Piano Co. Smuggled Illegal Ivory Into U.S.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — A Georgia piano importer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally smuggling internationally protected elephant ivory into th...