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US bans commercial ivory trade

The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Ecology
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War elephant myths debunked by DNA

Through DNA analysis, Illinois researchers have disproved years of rumors and hearsay surrounding the ancient Battle of Raphia, the only known battle between Asian and African elephants.

dateJan 09, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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China crushes six tonnes of ivory

China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.

dateJan 06, 2014 in Ecology
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