Stories tagged: ivory
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
A leading American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found stabbed to death in his home, Kenyan police and officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts of African elephants shot for sport, contending that enabling wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
A Washington ivory and antiquities dealer will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to federal smuggling charges four years ago and then going undercover to help authorities prosecute …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants are heading for a rock crusher in New York City’s Central Park …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
African park rangers urged Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales but warned that giving in to traders’ demands for compensation would fuel more elephant poaching.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 5:41 p.m.
Even before I-1401 passed, jewelry and other items made of ivory were rare in Spokane stores.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015, 10:50 p.m.
Initiative 1401 takes aim at poachers, but opponents say it’s a feel-good measure that will create problems for people who have legal ivory.
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
OLYMPIA – Washington stores couldn’t sell or buy items made of ivory or rhinoceros horn under a bill that aims to curb poaching in Africa and Asia. The bill, which …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand …