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The New York Times
05/27/2015

Animal conservation groups stepped up their campaign to end the ivory trade in Hong Kong this week by releasing the results of a survey that found that most respondents favored a comprehensive ban on the sale of ivory.

The Guardian
05/27/2015

Thieves have raided a police storeroom holding Mozambique’s largest ever haul of confiscated rhino horn and ivory, making off with 12 horns valued at around £700,000.

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Governments across Africa have become increasingly hostile to the international crime gangs that operate the trade in ivory and rhino horn. But in Mozambique the gangs have found a vulnerable gateway to the black markets of China and Vietnam.

People
05/07/2015

Moved by his trip to Vietnam with fiancée and Stalker costar Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott produced a short video to "make people feel something," he tells PEOPLE, about the "senseless killing of animals" that is unfortunately rampant in the country.

Newsweek
04/29/2015

Last week a fisherman in northwestern Peru caught an enormous manta ray, and photos of the dead, bloody animal have angered conservationists around the world.

Origin Magazine
04/23/2015

The Telegraph
04/22/2015

Google is marking Earth Day 2015 with a special Doodle, which includes "a totally scientific and 1,000 per cent accurate personality quiz," telling you which animal most closely represents your personality. 

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, when events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

It was first celebrated in 1970, when around 20 million Americans took part in rallies across the country to spread the message of environmental awareness.

Huffington Post
04/17/2015

Wall Street Journal
04/16/2015

If you’ve attended a wedding recently in Hong Kong, the chances are pretty high that shark’s fin wasn’t served.

Hong Kongers are eating less and less shark’s fin, and its traditional importance in banquets has declined rapidly in the past five years, according to findings from a new survey conducted by marine conservation group Bloom and the University of Hong Kong.

South China Morning post
04/14/2015

The government was accused of "aiding and abetting" the illegal ivory trade as more than 50 wildlife protection groups urged it to take new measures to curb the industry and fight an "elephant poaching epidemic in Africa".

In a letter submitted on Tuesday to Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, the 51 NGOs - including WWF Hong Kong and the Jane Goodall Institute - demanded the government stop issuing import and re-export licences for so-called pre-convention elephant ivory.

Voice of America
04/11/2015

HANOI, VIETNAM — 2014 was a critical year for Africa’s remaining rhinos.  A record 1,215 were killed for their horns, 10 times the number killed in 2009. Last year also saw the largest investment in anti-poaching efforts — $40 million — with funds going into purchasing high-tech helicopters and night vision equipment.

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