The Hong Kong Ivory Industry

James Chan: A controversial subject with a long history in Hong Kong. Chief Executive, Leung Chun Ying, announced plans to ban the domestic ivory trade during his 2016 Policy Address. CY said that the government “will kick-start legislative procedures as soon as possible to ban the import and export of elephant hunting trophies.”

Recent SCMP articles:

SCMP 29th June 2016 Destruction of Hong Kong’s 28-tonne stockpile of seized ivory is complete, officials say, as they eye total ban on the trade

SCMP 5th March 2016 Animal rights campaigners voice concerns as Chinese ivory dealers move online to beat tougher regulations

SCMP 28th January 2016 The illegal ivory trade: Hong Kong moves centre stage in seeking to beat the business

Ivory trade Leung Chun Yin SCMP 28 Jan 2016

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying receives a petition from activists urging an end to the ivory trade in Hong Kong. Courtesy: SCMP Photo: Nora Tam

SCMP 16th July 2015 WWF set to back end to sale of ivory in Hong Kong

SCMP 5th January 2015 Ivory carver fears the destruction of ‘traditional Chinese culture’ by ‘attention-seeking lawmakers

Ivory craftsman Leung Lee Cheong 5 Jan 2015

Leung Lee-cheong crafts with ivory at his studio.Courtesy: SCMP Photo: Bruce Yan


  1. Wikipedia – The Ivory Trade worldwide

This article was first posted on 21st March 2016.

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