“Jenny and Dexter are now on duty, and they will find you.”
Between 2000 and 2013, more than 27,000 seizures of tiger derivatives were reported to CITES, mainly originating in China
A new law in Hawaii is being hailed as one of the strongest anti-wildlife trafficking measures in the nation.
Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.
They say "perfection is the enemy of the good," and the quest for perfection in animal protection legislation is a numbing, head-banging concept.
The country has a legal ivory stockpile of about 40 metric tons that, based on annual drawdowns by government-licensed businesses
Demand for elephant tusks has dipped.
Yang Feng Glan is accused of smuggling elephant tusks worth $2.5 million.
"So far they’ve traveled 600 miles from jungle to desert in just under two months."
"If there is smell there, the dogs will find it."
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Ivory is still in high demand in parts of China, where trinkets carved from the material are seen as status symbols. Growing
This ivory is used to make piano keys, chopsticks, and all manner of other trinkets. The message of the event was clear: ivory, its sale, and the market for it must be crushed, beginning with this most literal of steps.
Chinese officials watch as ivory products are destroyed during a ceremony in Beijing, Friday, May 29, 2015 (AP Photo/Ng Han
Casey told HuffPost that Atkins’ office has not received any negative response to the bill so far, but ivory collectors have