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Stories tagged: ivory stops letting Alaska Native artists sell ivory work

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

U.S. investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in Kenya

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

Spokane woman trains dogs in fight against poaching in Africa

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

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

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 …

Ivory dealer goes undercover to help bust wildlife smuggler

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

Nearly 2 tons of seized ivory to be crushed in Central Park

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 …

African rangers urge Hong Kong lawmakers to OK ivory ban

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.

Washington man pleads guilty to trafficking ivory

Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.

China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017

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.

Kenyans prepare for massive burn of ivory

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 …

I-1401 ivory restrictions might have little impact in Spokane

Even before I-1401 passed, jewelry and other items made of ivory were rare in Spokane stores.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015

I-1401 would add state protection for some endangered animals

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.

Ban on ivory sales gets Washington House hearing

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 …

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

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 …