HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 cc205-6W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of the current stocks of animal tusks, skins, antlers and other products held by the Hong Kong authorities arising from confiscation; and what plans are being considered for disposal of the items.

Mr. Waldegrave

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The following stocks of confiscated CITES specimens were held by the Hong Kong authorities as at 15 April 1990:

Specimen Quantities
Bear paw 22 pc
skin 1 pc
Felidae (Cat family) skin 759 pc
skin scrap 7.3 kg
stuffed 11 hd
Red Deer antler 24 pc
stuffed head 1 hd
Antelope horn 9 pc
Chinchilla skin 45 pc
Elephant ivory worked ivory 133.85 kg
raw ivory 506.5 kg
Skunk skin 3 pc
Rhino horn 130.7 kg + 6 pc
hide 25 pc
Genet skin 5 pc
Guanaco skin 1 pc
Seal skin 20 pc
Musk Deer musk grain 5 kg
musk pod 6.17 kg + 17 pc
Otter skin 18 pc
Pangolin stuffed specimen 5 hd
scale 10 kg
skin 312 pc
Cetacean skull 1 pc
Hornbill oasque 47 pc
Bird of Paradise stuffed specimen 4 hd
Bird of Prey stuffed specimen 23 hd
Crocodile/Alligator stuffed specimen 43 hd
skin 1,717 pc
stuffed head 1 pc
Lizard stuffed specimen 19 hd
skin 17 kg + 678 pc
Python stuffed specimen 2 hd
skin 301 pc
Sea Turtle stuffed specimen 258 hd
scale 27.45 kg + 399 pc
shell 7 pc
Turtle skeleton 1 set
Black Coral skeleton 5 pc
Butterfly mounted specimen 34 pc
American Wild Ginseng root 17.3 kg

The specimens may be offered to scientific arid educational institutions, museums and management authorities. The Hong Kong Government have no intention of offering the items for sale for the foreseeable future.

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