Ton Of Confiscated Ivory Crushed At Times Square EventA ton of confiscated ivory was crushed Friday in Times Square to draw attention to elephant poaching and wildlife trafficking.
NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That 'Support Organized Crime And Terrorism'The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.
Wildlife Groups Outraged After 2 Manhattan Jewelers Plead Guilty To Selling Illegal Elephant IvoryA string of pearls, a wise owl and a smiling Buddha were all part of one of the largest seizures of illegal ivory ever in New York State, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

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