elephant tusks - updates

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World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

World leaders of the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN voted to call on countries to close ivory trade

IVORY. Elephant tusks seized by French customs in Ivry-sur-Seine, outside Paris on June 8, 2016. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

PH to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her calf an environment department official says

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

Jun 21, 2013 - 1:32 PM

The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi million dollar stockpile of ivory tusks

CRUSHING CRIME. A road roller destroys elephant tusks that have been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and are kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of EPA

PH to destroy 5 tons of ivory tusks

Jun 11, 2013 - 1:49 PM

The Philippines says it will destroy five tons of confiscated elephant tusks as part of a global campaign to raise awareness against the illegal trade of so called blood ivories

ILLEGAL: Trading in ivory is illegal since 1989. Photo courtesy of CITES

BOC: Ivory smuggling gone in Cebu

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:03 AM

But Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon admits it is difficult to monitor ivory smuggling in the Philippines

PH probes alleged Church link to ivory

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Authorities will investigate the possible involvement of Catholic priests in the illegal trade of African ivory in the Philippines

NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH

Sep 25, 2012 - 3:48 PM

The NBI will investigate the illegal ivory trade in the Philippines now linked to its use in religious carvings like Santo Niño

TRADING IN IVORY IS ILLEGAL SINCE 1989. Photo courtesy of CITES