Stories tagged "ivory"

July 25, 2019

Singapore Makes Huge Wildlife Bust

On Tuesday, the government of Singapore announced it had seized nearly $50 million in ivory tusks and pangolin scales (a record for the nation) found in shipping containers from the Democratic Republic of Congo that supposedly contained timber but instead were filled...

June 3, 2019

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under...

February 8, 2019

Major Wildlife Trafficking Busts In Hong Kong and Uganda

CNN reported last Friday that Hong Kong customs agents had taken into custody $8 million dollars worth of smuggled endangered species parts, including the largest single cache of pangolin scales.  This was one of the largest wildlife trafficking busts ever in Hong...

April 4, 2018

Our Daily Planet: California’s Water Woes Not Over, Fiji’s Frightening New Era of Extreme Weather, Research Backs Up MLK’s Teachings on Segregation, UK Enacts Toughest Ivory Ban Yet, Whales and Dolphins in the Crosshairs, Hershey Kisses Get Sweeter

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