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China wakes up, cracking down on illegal ivory trade

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 19:01

China, the world`s biggest consumer of trafficked ivory, has signalled its intent to crack down on the thriving illegal trade by destroying over six tonnes of confiscated tusks and carved pieces.

Radiation from past nuclear testing may help track illegal ivory trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 11:55

A new method for dating elephant tusks has been devised by the researchers to make it easier to enforce the ivory ban and save the African elephant from extinction.

Group says Google shopping ads fuel ivory trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 18:21

A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand.

DiCaprio leading campaign to save elephants and stop ivory trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 17:30

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio is set to lead an International Fund for Animal Welfare campaign to save elephants and stop the international ivory trade.

Malaysia seizes 1,000 elephant tusks: Reports

Last Updated: Saturday, September 03, 2011, 13:32

The wildlife watchdog, says that the illegal ivory trade has been rising globally since 2004 largely due to increasing demand in China.

Gang involved in ivory trade unearthed in Mettur

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 15:55

Forest officials have unearthed another gang involved in ivory trade and seized six tusks, making it the third ivory seizure in the state in less than a month.