HuntNetwork Menu

Advertisers

New Page 2

Video Adverts

submitted by philipp on Sat May 18 2013 at 06:06am
Indianhead Ranch Outdoor Summer Camp

Views 4877
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun May 5 2013 at 01:09am
African Feather, Fur & Scale Safaris

Views 4426
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Apr 26 2013 at 05:22pm
Stormberg Elangeni Safaris

Views 5341
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Apr 26 2013 at 06:50am
Chris Troskie Safaris

Views 4460
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Mar 29 2013 at 06:32am
Game Trackers Africa

Views 2924
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Feb 22 2013 at 05:12am
McDonald Safaris

Views 3069
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Feb 5 2013 at 04:58am
Phillip Bronkhorst Safaris

Views 4836
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Jan 11 2013 at 05:15am
East Cape Safaris

Views 3084
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Jan 4 2013 at 05:41pm
Schoonbee Safaris

Views 3615
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Dec 12 2012 at 05:45am
Fish'n'Crab Charters

Views 3065
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Dec 11 2012 at 05:09am
Blaauwkrantz Safaris

Views 3211
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Mon Nov 5 2012 at 04:31am
Wild Footprint Safaris

Views 5225
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Oct 30 2012 at 06:34am
Baobab Jagd

Views 3282
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sat Oct 20 2012 at 05:39am
Nick Nolte Safaris

Views 3263
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Sep 26 2012 at 11:21pm
Dolphin Marine

Views 3325
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sat Jul 9 2011 at 05:13am
Tollie's African Safaris

Views 9402
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue May 24 2011 at 11:17pm
McDonald Safaris

Views 5796
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue May 24 2011 at 09:49pm
Baobab Jagd Namibia

Views 5404
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun Nov 7 2010 at 04:02am
Sambar Hunt Victoria - Music by Steve Lee

Views 10183
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun Nov 7 2010 at 04:01am
Aussie Challenge

Views 6174
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Jun 1 2010 at 11:10pm
Author Ron Thomson

Views 6341
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Nov 25 2009 at 06:34pm
Wild Country Adventures

Views 15307
**YouTube**

McDonald Safaris

New Page 2

HuntNetwork Store

New Page 7

Asia Hunting : Hong Kong to Destroy More Than 30 Tons of Ivory

on 2014/1/30 15:40:50 (1136 reads)

Following in the footsteps of China and the United States, conservation officials in Hong Kong announced that they will destroy their stockpile of confiscated ivory.

Hong Kong will start burning more than 30 tons (28 tonnes) of elephant tusks and other ivory products in the first half of 2014, but the disposal of the massive hoard might not be complete for another two years, officials said last week in a video of the announcement released by the non-profit group WildAid.

The ivory trade was banned in 1989 by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). And yet, a large black market for ivory still thrives, fueling elephant poaching in Africa. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has estimated that some 96 elephants are killed each day on average, mostly for their ivory.

As Hong Kong is a major transit point for ivory headed to China, conservation groups lauded the decision.

"Destroying stockpiles helps with efforts to combat the trade in illicit ivory because all too often in some countries, the ivory leaks out of stockpiles and re-enters the trade," Simon Hedges, WCS's ivory trade policy analyst, said in a statement, adding that "destroying stockpiles removes the need to spend a fortune keeping the ivory under lock and key."

The African Wildlife Foundation's CEO Patrick Bergin also said that by incinerating its stockpile, Hong Kong will raise awareness that owning ivory "has a dark side, one that is connected to wholesale elephant slaughter, civil unrest, terrorism and a complex supply network of criminals and corrupted officials."

Earlier this month, China burned some of its own confiscated ivory in a public ceremony. The United States also destroyed the illegal ivory it has recovered over the past 25 years, pulverizing 6 tons (5.4 tonnes) of it with a stone crusher in November 2013.

http://news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-destr ... tons-ivory-165523578.html

Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) - Rate this News -


Other articles
2017/6/22 9:27:17 - ON INFLATED MEDIA REPORTS RE BURGER’S RESIGNATION
2017/6/22 9:23:13 - Is it legal to use a silencer when hunting in South Africa?
2017/6/20 11:01:32 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2017/6/20 10:56:29 - Namibia
2017/6/20 10:49:58 - European Union
2015/9/2 21:20:00 - Phasa Applauds SAA Decision To Lift Cargo Embargo On Certain Hunting Trophies
2015/9/2 17:20:00 - At South African hunting reserve, US bow hunters lie in wait for antelope and other wildlife
2014/8/25 17:57:01 - Hunters need to be aware of bogus forwarded emails
2014/8/5 9:10:00 - Africa’s elephant haven: Botswana a rare bright spot in dire battle against poachers
2014/7/3 17:20:00 - Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—"Monumental" Loss
2014/5/21 19:09:57 - ILLEGALLY CAPTURED WILD DOGS RETURNED TO THE WILD
2014/5/16 16:30:00 - Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded turkey
2014/4/29 14:50:00 - Two Durban Fishermen injured by Marlin during competition
2014/4/16 13:10:25 - Madison: Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles
2014/4/16 12:59:17 - Virginia: Last Shipment of Elk from Kentucky to Virginia Furthers Reintroduction Efforts

Fish"n"Crab Charters

New Page 1

Login

Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!

Advertisers

Hunting Photos

Buffalo Bull Gravel... (2015/9/2)
Buffalo Bull Gravel...
Crocodile (2014/1/30)
Crocodile
Elephant (2014/1/30)
Elephant
Bear Hunting (2013/8/20)
Bear Hunting
Roebucks in Romania (2013/6/11)
Roebucks in Romania
Hippo (2013/6/7)
Hippo
Eland - South Afric... (2013/6/5)
Eland - South Afric...

Fishing Photos

Mozambique: Bazarot... (2013/10/29)
Mozambique: Bazarot...
Mozambique: Bazarut... (2013/10/21)
Mozambique: Bazarut...
no title (2013/9/20)
no title
Mozambique: Wave Wa... (2013/8/16)
Mozambique: Wave Wa...
Marlin Fishing (2013/8/14)
Marlin Fishing
Mackrel (2013/6/30)
Mackrel