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Protecting wildlife goes hi-tech, and gets harder

Those who want to protect elephants and rhinoceroses in Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, leaders said at the US-Africa summit this week.

Aug 06, 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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Legal ivory auction breaks French price records

A French auction of legal ivory broke records on Saturday, with prices reaching up to 1,000 euros a kilogramme ($630 a pound), according to Alexander Debussy, associate director of auction house Cannes Encheres.

Mar 09, 2014
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