I have a new story up on A Voice for Elephants at National Geographic.com. It begins like this: Chinese media reported last week that China has convicted a major ivory seller in Fujian and his accomplices for their role in an international ivory trafficking scheme that smuggled … [Read more...]
Hong Kong Ivory Seizure: Where’s the Boss?
Last week, Hong Kong customs made a record ivory seizure. Not to take away from the work, but ivory seizures are deceptive. Unlike seizures of trafficked drugs, humans, or live wildife, ivory seizures do not protect the victim (the elephant is already dead). Seizures stop an … [Read more...]