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NY, NY: Not Such A Wonderful Town

July 12, 2012

Tags: Raja Jewels, New York Jewelry Mart, elephant ivory, poaching

NY, NY: Not Such A Wonderful Town

…if you’re an elephant. The New York Times reports seizure of over a million dollars in illegal ivory at Raja Jewels, 7 West 45th Street, and New York Jewelry Mart, 26 West 46th Street.

Now the Manhattan D.A. should find out who was buying it.


September 16, 2009

Tags: gorillas, poaching, endangered species, western Africa

“Enforcement does not exist.” That’s the damning conclusion of Endangered Species International’s year-long undercover investigation of bushmeat in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville. The investigators found that as many as two western lowland gorillas—their bodies dismembered into hand-sized portions sold for around US$6—were being sold each (more…)