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Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade


Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants — which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands — Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Conservationists sound alarm over macaque

A macaque carries off a banana as it scavenges for food at a country park in Hong Kong. AFP

The long-tailed macaque is being threatened with extinction by a huge surge in international trade and the destruction of its habitat in Southeast Asia, conservationists said on Friday.

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Owners of company in coral smuggling nowhere to be found

Customs officers show to photographers rare black corals as they are presented to media in Manila on Monday. AP

The owners of the company reportedly behind the seized illegal shipment of corals and other marine species worth about P35 have made themselves scarce.

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »