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Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.

Sep 10, 2014
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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...

Aug 18, 2014
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Smuggled elephant ivory price triples

The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.

Jul 03, 2014
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Hong Kong customs make $1m ivory bust

Hong Kong customs have seized HK$7.9 million (US$1 million) worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said Tuesday.

Jun 10, 2014
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Hong Kong begins destroying huge ivory haul

Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers in the world's largest such operation, a major step in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks.

May 15, 2014
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Counting the cost of East Africa's poaching economy

Organised crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening both an irreplaceable wildlife heritage and key tourism industries.

Mar 23, 2014
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Kenya rhino-poaching doubled last year

Armed poachers slaughtered double the number of Kenyan rhinos in 2013 compared to the year before amid a surge in wildlife killings, government officials said Thursday.

Feb 27, 2014
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