School of Biological Sciences

Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building

The University of Hong Kong

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TRADED SPECIES

- Case Studies -

Shark fin. Image from Hong Kong Customs press release 2016

Pangolin scales. Image from Hong Kong Customs press release 2016

 

European Eels. Image from Hong Kong Customs press release 2016

Corals. Image from Dr D. Baker

- Other Species at Risk -

Elephant Ivory

The international trade of elephant ivory has been banned since 1989, but many countries were still allowing domestic trade of pre-1989 ivory. However in September 2016, the IUCN finally banned all domestic trade, as it is often unclear of the age of ivory without molecular identification, as much of the trade contains post-1989 ivory, therefore illegal. Click on the image to see debate on legalising the trade. Image by A. Andersson

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