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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.

"ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT EXIST"

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…)