Amazon.com Widgets
smuggle
The pair will have to pay a fine of HK$5 million (about $645,127.60) to avoid spending two years in jail

Pair held in Hong Kong over 36kg ivory

2015-11-06 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

TWO men who were travelling from Zimbabwe to Hong Kong have been detained after 36kgs of suspected ivory products were found in their luggage. The reports indicate that during customs clearance, customs officers found about 19kgs of suspected ivory products concealed in a tailor-made vest inside the hand luggage belonging to the 47-year-old


 Read more  

misc

Hong Kong begins destroying 131,000 pounds of elephant ivory

2014-05-17 - Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong has begun destroying its 29.6-metric-ton stockpile of confiscated ivory. On Thursday authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city crushed and incinerated a ton of seized ivory in an action they hope will send a message to poachers and traffickers. Conservationists welcomed the move but said more must be done to address the demand side of the issue.


 Read more  

smuggle
 Ivory tusks are displayed after being confiscated by Customs in Hong Kong Friday. Customs officials said Friday they had made Hong Kong

(Is this header correct? BABY ELEPHANTS?) Hong Kong seizes more than 1,000 BABY elephant tusks in major ivory haul

2013-07-19 - Hong Kong, China.

More than 1,000 ivory tusks, mainly from baby elephants, were seized by Hong Kong customs in their biggest haul in three years, officials said on Friday. The tusks, which weigh over two tons and are worth more than 2 million dollars, were discovered at the city´s main port in a cargo container from the African country of Togo.


 Read more  

smuggle
Customs officers display some of the seized ivory.

Hong Kong customs make record ivory seizure

2012-10-21 - Hong Kong, China.

Customs officers have made a record seizure of smuggled ivory - with the discovery of more than 1,200 elephant tusks and a batch of ivory ornaments worth more than HK$26 million - during a joint operation with Guangdong authorities. The consignments, weighing more than 3,800 kilogrammes, were found in two containers shipped to Hong Kong from Tanzania and Kenya.


 Read more  

smuggle
Hong Kong Customs officials display the rhino horns and elephant ivory products they seized November 14, 2011

Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions

2011-11-16 - Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong Customs officials Monday smashed a smuggling case and seized 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets with a total value of about US$17.4 million. The contraband ivory and rhino horns were hidden inside a container shipped to Hong Kong from South Africa. Acting on a risk assessment, Customs officers selected a container for inspection that was declared to contain 63 packages of "scrap plastic" from a vessel arriving from Cape Town, South Africa.


 Read more  

trade
Elephants carved from illegal Ivory on display at an

Chinese Demand Revives Ivory Trade

2011-09-19 - Hong Kong, China.

A long-dormant threat to Africa´s elephant population is back with a vengeance, thanks to rising demand for ivory from newly affluent Chinese consumers.Reflecting this demand, ivory prices in China have soared to as high as US$7,000 a kilogram in 2011 from US$157 a kilo in 2008, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nongovernmental organization based in London. Estimates from other researchers and NGOs put ivory prices in China as low as US$300 to US$750 a kilo, which neve...


 Read more  

smuggle
2008 in Windhoek, during the first legal auction of elephant tusks in nearly a decade--exclusively for Chinese and Japanese buyers.

Hong Kong’s Largest Ivory Seizure in a Decade

2010-09-14 - Hong Kong, China. Sonya Bryskine

More than 1.55 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks were seized in Hong Kong last week, worth $HK10.85 million ($US1.4 million), making it the largest shipment in a decade. Hong Kong customs intercepted the load containing 384 tusks, which were packed in two containers declared as dried anchovies. The ivory is believed to have entered Hong Kong via Malaysia, the Citizen reported.


 Read more  

smuggle

Hong Kong seizes 1.5 tonnes of smuggled ivory

2010-09-10 - Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong customs officers had seized over one and a half tonnes of smuggled elephant ivory worth $HK10.9 million ($A1.41 million) shipped from Tanzania, they said Friday. The 384 ivory tusks, weighing a total of 1.55 tonnes, were found Thursday inside two containers labelled as "dried anchovies" at the Tsing Yi container terminal, the Ports and Maritime Command said in a statement.


 Read more  

abstract

Extinct mammoth tusks fill elephant ivory ban gap

2010-08-13 - Hong Kong, China.

Stumped by a ban designed to save elephants from extinction, Hong Kong´s master carvers turned to a long dead species that left thousands of tonnes of frozen ivory in Siberian mass graves.Mammoth tusks, intricately carved to depict anything from devotional Buddhist scenes and teeming wildlife to bizarre erotic fantasies, now make up most of the ivory for sale in the city.


 Read more  

poaching

Forensics May Prevent Elephant Poaching

2009-06-24 - Hong Kong, China.

Law enforcement officials investigating the source of confiscated ivory (605 elephant tusks) in Hong Kong had no clue where the stash originated before leaving Douala, a port city in Cameroon. DNA technology, however, was able to verify that many of the tusks once belonged to forest elephants that lived in southern Gabon, near the Republic of Congo border. Extracting elephant DNA from confiscated ivory could be an important tool to take wildlife investigations a step farther and to stop poaching...


 Read more  

trade

Taste for exotic posing a danger to rare wildlife

2007-11-19 - Hong Kong, China. Nishika Patel

Growing consumer spending power in south China has been fueling the illegal trade of endangered Southeast Asian pangolins and African ivory, making Hong Kong a crucial strategic hub. Statistics obtained by The Standard from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show that the amount of imported ivory seized in Hong Kong rocketed from 26.8 kilograms to 4,027.9kg between 2004 and last year, while pangolin seizures jumped from 1,005.5kg, or 939 carcass heads, to 2,037kg, or 6,478 ca...


 Read more  

smuggle

Hong Kong seizes smuggled elephant tusks

2006-05-10 - Hong Kong, China.

Elephant tusks smuggled in a shipping container have been seized by customs officials in Hong Kong. The 3.9 tonnes of tusks from Cameroon, worth about 8 million Hong Kong dollars (about €805,500), were the largest such seizure “in recent years,” Hong Kong Customs said in a statement. Officials couldn’t say when the last big seizure was. Officers found the tusks in a concealed compartment in a shipping container that was declared to be carrying timber from the West African nation of Camer...


 Read more  

12 Headlines about Elephants from Hong Kong2015-11-06 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Pair held in Hong Kong over 36kg ivory 2014-05-17 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong begins destroying 131,000 pounds of elephant ivory 2013-07-19 - Hong Kong, China - (Is this header correct? BABY ELEPHANTS?) Hong Kong seizes more than 1,000 BABY elephant tusks in major ivory haul 2012-10-21 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong customs make record ivory seizure 2011-11-16 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions 2011-09-19 - Hong Kong, China - Chinese Demand Revives Ivory Trade 2010-09-14 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong’s Largest Ivory Seizure in a Decade 2010-09-10 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong seizes 1.5 tonnes of smuggled ivory 2010-08-13 - Hong Kong, China - Extinct mammoth tusks fill elephant ivory ban gap 2009-06-24 - Hong Kong, China - Forensics May Prevent Elephant Poaching 2007-11-19 - Hong Kong, China - Taste for exotic posing a danger to rare wildlife 2006-05-10 - Hong Kong, China - Hong Kong seizes smuggled elephant tusks

20 years on Internet!

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

facility
 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
medical
‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Andal in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
birth

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about notnamed in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Salukapur camp (Dudhwa National Park) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
research

Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


 Read more  But Share with
medical

Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Amer Fort elephant village in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
fossil

A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


 Read more  But Share with
birth

Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Unnamed in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
relocation
The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Aameena in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conservation

Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


 Read more  But Share with
death

Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Frankie in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Thula Thula Private Game Reserve in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
relocation

Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
film

Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


 Read more  But Share with
facility

During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Mary in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Wingabaw Elephant Camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conflict

WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


 Read more  But Share with
conflict

Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


 Read more  But Share with
film
Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Cora in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
YouTube: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - That's An Elephant! Scene (1/10) | Movieclips
conflict
Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Gowri Nandanan in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about S. K. Jayachandran in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
birth

Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Unknown in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
zoo
Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Asha in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about The Natural Bridge Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
circus

Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Gerry Cottles Circus in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)


Back in history: 1 2

Elephant News

ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2021 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines