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Ivory Smuggling

How Legal Markets Fuel Ivory Smuggling in Hong Kong

Laurel Neme | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

Hong Kong's legal ivory market fuels ivory smuggling and elephant poaching says a new report by WildAid, an international nongovernmental organization that aims to eliminate illegal wildlife trade.

Report: Africa Ivory Smuggled On China State Visit

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Ta...

Teen Bagpipers Busted At Canadian Border Over Ivory Mixup

AP | RIK STEVENS | Posted 08.05.2014 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical di...

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 ...

Over $5 Million Worth Of Smuggled Animal Parts Seized In Hong Kong

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officials have seized a shipment of illegal ivory, rhino horns and leopard skins worth $5.3 million in the territ...

PHOTOS: Massive Cache Of Ivory Burned

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI | Posted 06.21.2013 | Green

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine government workers used a backhoe and an incinerator Friday to crush and burn more than 5 tons of smuggled elephant ...

Catholic Priest To Be Questioned Over Ivory Smuggling

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities will question a Roman Catholic priest about ivory smuggling after his collection of ivory religious...

Record Seizure Of Smuggled Endangered Species Products In Hong Kong

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong customs agents have confiscated a shipment of rhino horns and ivory worth about 17.4 million Hong Kong dollars ($2.2 million) &...

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...

Kenya Ivory, Rhino Horn Seizure Tops 660 Pounds

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya seized more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of illegal ivory and black rhinoceros horn – some of it still bloody &n...

Interpol, Kenya Wildlife Service Bust 57 Illegal Traders With One Ton Of Ivory

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than one tonne of ivory products has been seized in Africa's largest-ever international crackdown on wildlife crime. The operation, co-ordinated...