Hongkong Customs seized rare birds skull worth 3 times higher than ivory – Charity channel-ca1871

Hongkong Customs seized the rare bird skull: 3 times higher than the value of ivory public channel on September 8th news, some time ago, Hongkong Customs seized a batch of smuggled goods, articles of peculiar shape, yellow sharp, at the bottom of the red place quite thick. After a careful search, the customs found more similar things. Because never before seen such goods, the customs staff also don’t know what it is, the smuggler said this is "pheasant skull". But the customs feel that things are not so simple, they find experts to assist in the investigation, the final moment of truth was revealed, let people feel heartache… This batch of goods is a kind of endangered bird skull, the bird named Hornbill, produced in southern Burma, southern Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra, 500 meters below the low altitude of the forest. Hornbill skull helmet like, set in a prominent beak. And general hornbills are not the same, the sudden helmet hornbill is solid, composed of hard keratin, plus their sebaceous glands secrete a waxy red liquid, which can be dyed yellow helmet this is sudden, so that their skulls were found to be a good material for the production of handicrafts. In ancient Chinese, hornbill skull is the princes will reveal the identity of the jewelry, because of its red color Neihuang people called "heding". Because of the texture is smooth and delicate, is elaborately carved after the hornbill skull value than even ivory is 3 times, Japanese used it for kimono decoration, the British had used it to make the jewelry box. In recent years, with a large number of Southeast Asian forests have been cut down, the number of hornbill dropped. Although the hornbill has been included in the Washington Convention of a protected species (critically endangered, banned the international trade), because of its skull is extremely precious value, hornbill is still the number one goal poachers grabbed, plus the number of endangered rare, more highlights its precious value. Until today, there are still a lot of people are of hornbill skull, which also makes the poachers increasingly rampant. In 2013 alone, in Borneo’s western Kalimantan Province, there are more than 6 thousand hornbill hunted. The process of taking hornbill skull is very cruel, when they are still alive, the hunters threw off their hornbill beak saw, not only to bear the pain, loss of foraging tools can only be starved to death. Then the skull was removed and trafficked profiteering. Source: those things in England相关的主题文章:

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