Two men caught attempting to smuggle 5 million yuan worth of ivory and rhino horn products into China

2013-03-25 - Shanghai, China.

On Wednesday, customs officials said two airline passengers were arrested at Pudong International airport for attempting to smuggle rhinoceros horn and ivory items worth over 5 million yuan ($805,000) into Shanghai, according to the Shanghai Daily. A press release from Shanghai Customs said that the two passengers were carrying 11 rhinoceros horn products and over 30 items made of ivory, Global Times reports.

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China, Laos agree on nature reserve

2009-12-13 - Shanghai, China.

CHINA and Laos have signed an agreement to jointly build a cross-border nature reserve to better protect Asian elephants and other rare animals, an official said yesterday. Tang Zhongming, deputy director of the state-level Xishuangbanna Natural Reserve Administration, said the reserve covers 31,300 hectares of forests in China and another 23,400 hectares in Laos.

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Shanghai Elephant May Day

2007-05-02 - Shanghai, China.

A woman performs with an elephant during a show as part of the week-long May Day Holiday activities at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in Shanghai May 2, 2007.

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Elephant kills its keeper in Shanghai safari park

2006-06-09 - Shanghai, China.

A 46-year-old animal keeper was killed accidentally by an elephant in a safari park in Shanghai, east China, on Thursday, sources with the safari park confirmed on Friday. Li Guohua, the animal keeper, was suddenly thrown away by an Asian elephant using its trunk when he was helping veterinarians to treat this ill elephant at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

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Ivory "smuggler" guilty

2005-01-07 - Shanghai, China.

A 53-year-old Shanghai resident thought he was rescuing cultural relics when he bought two Chinese ivory carvings at a Paris auction and brought them back home.

But rather than thank him, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court yesterday sentenced Zheng Songqing to two years in prison with a probation of two years and fined him 15,000 yuan (US$1,807) for violating the country's laws on ivory trading.

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5 Headlines about Elephants from Shanghai2013-03-25 - Shanghai, China - Two men caught attempting to smuggle 5 million yuan worth of ivory and rhino horn products into China 2009-12-13 - Shanghai, China - China, Laos agree on nature reserve 2007-05-02 - Shanghai, China - Shanghai Elephant May Day 2006-06-09 - Shanghai, China - Elephant kills its keeper in Shanghai safari park 2005-01-07 - Shanghai, China - Ivory "smuggler" guilty

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