ivory smuggling - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ivory smuggling


Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The beauty of a work of art cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers says CBCP s Socrates Villegas

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples – conservationists

Jul 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Save the Elephants: The surge in the price of ivory is driving a wave of killing of elephants across Africa that shows little sign of abating

CRUSHED. The face of a crushed confiscated ivory trinket, estimated by US wildlife officials to be from around 2,000 elephants, is crushed at the National Wildlife Property Repository, Denver, Colorado, USA, 14 November 2013. Alex Hofford/EPA

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence after Kenya trial

Jan 28, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The new Kenyan law carries a minimum fine of 1 million Kenyan shillings or around US 11 600 and jail time

SMUGGLING SENTENCE. Tang Yong Jian was ordered to pay US$233,000 or face 7 years in jail.

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks

Feb 03, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The haul was discovered when the suspect in plain clothes but driving a police van was stopped at a checkpoint

ILLEGAL TRADE. Signed and ratified by the Philippines, an international convention has banned ivory trade since 1989. Photo courtesy of CITES

Ivory trade ban up for vote at UN wildlife summit

Oct 06, 2012 - 9:26 AM

A UN regulator will vote on extending the ivory trade ban which incidentally is controversial issue in the Philippines after a priest was tagged in ivory smuggling

Cardinal wants NatGeo writer banned from PH

Oct 02, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal wants American author Bryan Christy banned from the Philippines after he accused a priest of being involved in the illegal ivory trade

CEBU ARCHIBISHOP EMERITUS Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Photo from his Facebook page

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