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Uganda: Illegal Ivory Trade - UPDF Soldiers Convicted - AllAfrica.com
Uganda: Illegal Ivory Trade - UPDF Soldiers ConvictedAllAfrica.comKampala — Two UPDF soldiers have been convicted by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court over illegal possession of 12 pieces of elephant tusks worth Shs129m. The convicts are Cpl Collins Kamugisha of the Special Forces Command (SFC) and Maj ......
23 February 2017 Hits: 1
Pennsylvania: Ivory Ban Legislation Introduced- Your Action Needed! - NRA ILA
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Pennsylvania: Ivory Ban Legislation Introduced- Your Action Needed!NRA ILAHistorically, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the position that nearly all ivory in the U.S. has been legally imported and that its sale in the United States did not contribute to the illegal ivory trade. American collectors, hunters, and ......
23 February 2017 Hits: 1
EU set to ban raw ivory exports from July - The Guardian
EU set to ban raw ivory exports from JulyThe GuardianAlthough the international ivory trade has been largely banned since 1990, European vendors are legally allowed to export ivory “harvested” before that date, whether raw – whole tusks, ivory chunks or scraps – or worked by carving, polishing or engraving....
22 February 2017 Hits: 1
African Ivory Trade: 25000 Elephants Killed By Poachers In Single Gabon Sanctuary Park - International Business Times
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African Ivory Trade: 25000 Elephants Killed By Poachers In Single Gabon Sanctuary ParkInternational Business TimesPoachers in central Africa have killed 80 percent of elephants in a single sanctuary park, according to a study out this week. The rampant illegal ivory trade in the area caused the death of more than 25,000...
21 February 2017 Hits: 2
Dying ivory trade takes craftsmen with it - TODAYonline
Dying ivory trade takes craftsmen with itTODAYonlineLast December, the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese governments announced plans to restrict local ivory trading. Wildlife activists hailed the news, pointing out that demand for tusks is fuelling the poaching that is decimating Africa's elephants. But ...and more »...
17 February 2017 Hits: 2
The British Museum VS Prince William over ivory trade - Royal Central
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The British Museum VS Prince William over ivory tradeRoyal CentralThe British Museum is arguing that the Duke of Cambridge's support of a total ban on ivory trade would harm its collection of “indispensable” treasures. The UK government is currently considering a UK-wide ban on the sale of all carved ivory objects....
17 February 2017 Hits: 2
Ask a Laobeijing: On Government Plans to Ban Ivory Trading - That's Online (registration)
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Ask a Laobeijing: On Government Plans to Ban Ivory TradingThat's Online (registration)I remember when I was younger my family had a small item that was so beautiful. My parents told me it was ivory. But we didn't value it at the time, and we threw it out. These items will be more expensive now that the government plans...
16 February 2017 Hits: 4
British Museum takes on Duke of Cambridge over ban on ivory trading - Telegraph.co.uk
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British Museum takes on Duke of Cambridge over ban on ivory tradingTelegraph.co.ukThe British Museum is opposing the Duke of Cambridge's call for a total ban on ivory trading, arguing that it would harm its collection of “indispensable” treasures. The government is considering a UK ban on the sale or movement of all...
15 February 2017 Hits: 4
Uncertain future for ivory trade in Hong Kong - SFGate - SFGate
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Uncertain future for ivory trade in Hong Kong - SFGateSFGatesince a 1990 ban on international trading, Hong Kong's dwindling tribe of ivory carvers has switched to tusks of extinct woolly mammoths. The decline of the ...and more »...
11 February 2017 Hits: 2
We must shut down the UK ivory trade - WWF-UK
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We must shut down the UK ivory tradeWWF-UKOn average around 55 elephants are poached every day in Africa, that's one every 25 minutes. This appalling slaughter continues due to the global demand for ivory, with the majority of elephant tusks smuggled by criminals to Asia, despite an ...Britain could become first country in world to ban sale...
06 February 2017 Hits: 2