Stories tagged: ivory
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
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
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
Even before I-1401 passed, jewelry and other items made of ivory were rare in Spokane stores.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
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
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 …