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Billion dollar ivory and gold trade fuelling DR Congo war: UN

Smuggling of ivory, gold and timber worth over a billion dollars a year is fuelling war by funding dozens of rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report warned Friday.

Britain's Prince William calls for end to ivory trade on China visit

Britain`s Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade on Wednesday, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused partly on wildlife conservation.

Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi: Media

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have seized half a tonne of ivory being smuggled from Africa to east Asia.

Rohit Bal displays his love for ivory at Indian Couture Week

Ace designer Rohit Bal`s romance with the ivory was the highlight of his show at the Indian Couture Week with models sporting traditional ensemble in the milky colour making the collection look subtle and soft.

Hong Kong customs make USD 1m ivory bust

Hong Kong customs have seized USD 1 million worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said today.

Cambodia seizes three tonnes of ivory in record haul

Cambodian customs on Friday seized more than three tonnes of ivory -- the country`s largest-ever haul of elephant tusks -- hidden in a container of beans.

Prince William wants ivory held by royal family destroyed

Prince William wants all the ivory held by Britain`s royal family, including a 19th century ivory throne from India, to be destroyed as part of his campaign against rampant elephant poaching.

China wakes up, cracking down on illegal ivory trade

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.

China crushes six tonnes of ivory

China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.

Over 950 suspected poachers held in Tanzania

A staggering 952 suspected poachers have been arrested and 104 ivory seized in Tanzania during a special anti-poaching operation launched about two months ago, it was revealed Wednesday.

Vietnam seizes 2 tons of elephant tusks

State media say authorities in Vietnam have seized nearly 2 tons of elephant tusks illegally imported from Malaysia.

Kerala wildlife chief seeks to destroy 8,000 kg ivory

The chief wildlife warden of Kerala has sought permission from the state government to destroy around 8,000 kg of elephant tusks in possession of the forest department since the 1980s.

Kerala mulls burning ivory at its disposal

Kerala Wildlife Department is mulling a proposal to set afire a huge pile of ivory at its disposal to pre-empt its passage into the hands of smugglers or carvers in the future.

How elephants see the world

12 to14 year old students from East Side Middle School in New York City are attempting to put an end to the elephant crisis, which is at an all time high with more and more demand for ivory taking more and more lives.

US proposes `musical instrument passports`

Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport, for your instrument.

Chinese caught with ivory in Kenya pleads guilty

A Chinese national pleaded guilty
today in a Kenyan court to charges of illegal possession of 65 kilogrammes of ivory with which he was arrested at the country`s main international airport.

Growing demand for ivory puts African elephant at risk

The greed for ivory in Asia has led
to a massive surge in the slaughter of African elephants in
the past year, says an international wildlife organisation.

Nearly 2 tons of ivory seized in eastern Africa

Interpol says African wildlife authorities have seized nearly 3,800 pounds (1,700 kilograms) of illegal elephant ivory in a six-nation operation.