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Record ivory seizures point to surge in elephant poaching

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Record ivory seizures point to surge in elephant poaching

THE GUARDIAN

December 29, 2011

A record number of large ivory seizures have been made globally this year, pointing to a surge in elephant poaching in Africa to meet Asian demand for tusks for use in jewellery and ornaments, according to an international conservation group.

Traffic, which tracks trends in wildlife trading, said at least 13 large-scale seizures of over 800kg of ivory were recorded in 2011, compared with six in 2010.

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