Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Highlights the Illegal Ivory Trade
May 9, 2013
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One of China's best-known actresses Li Bingbing traveled to Samburu National Reserve on Wednesday. The aim of the trip is to highlight the illegal ivory trade driving the increasing number of illegal killings of elephants across Africa, and to support efforts to reduce demand for ivory in Asia.
AFP (July 16, 2015) Rampant illegal trading in ivory in Hong Kong is pushing elephants towards extinction, conservationists said, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.
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AFP (Oct. 29, 2013) International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment program (UNEP) unveiled a new alliance to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 6, 2014) For the first time, China publicly crushed a part of its ivory stockpile - over six tons of it - in an effort to shed its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks. Mana ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Dec. 17, 2014) Demand for ivory has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of African elephants and now a conservation report says the illegal trade is overwhelming efforts to enforce the law. Amy Pollock ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 26, 2015) Thailand destroys more than two tonnes of ivory -- a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
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