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Second Giant Ivory Bust in Hong KongToday’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks
Friday, November 16, 2012
On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes of ivory, the largest worldwide in two years. The ivory was shipped from Kenya and Tanzania.
“IFAW applauds the Chinese authorities for their interception of the ivory, but we need to stop ivory from ever reaching the market by stopping demand in China and preventing elephants from being killed. Range states need training, equipment and intelligence to protect their elephants while they are still in the wild,” said Kelvin Alie, Director for the Wildlife Crime and Consumer Awareness Programme of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)...
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