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A Chinese demand for ‘red ivory’ threatens Southeast Asia’s helmeted hornbills with extinction as their beaks grow more valuable than elephant tusks

4 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
ithin three years, poaching saw the large bird species go from being classified as "near threatened" to "critically endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.