Tagged: Hong Kong Ivory Market

Counting Ivory: Does it add up? - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 22, 2015

The publicity the illegal trade in ivory gets is at the moment, running high.  By way of background, the estimated numbers of elephants being illegal killed in African range states, ranges from 25,000 to 35,000 a year.  That means- roughly- there is about 250-350 tons of raw ivory being harvested by poachers annually.  The average weight of a tusk is … Read More

The Bangle Distraction - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 20, 2015

One of the recent reports on the illegal trade in ivory has implicated Hong Kong as a smuggling node into China.  The claim is that Hong Kong is failing to impact the illegal trade, and this is contributing to the demise of elephant populations in Africa. The level of retail trade is indicated by the number of items available … Read More