Hong Kong burns ivory stockpile

Work begins on destroying 28 tonnes of elephant tusks over the course of a year in move to combat illegal wildlife trade.

Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers, in the world's largest such operation that marks a significant step in combating the illegal trade in elephant tusks.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/15/hong-kong-burns-ivory-elephant-stockpile

Last updated on 20 May 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Hong Kong (China)
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals