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Kenya seizes massive ivory haul

The price of ivory has shot up and can fetch more than $1,000 per kg
The price of ivory has shot up and can fetch more than $1,000 per kg


2009-09-30 - Nairobi, Kenya
Kenyan authorities have seized almost 700kg of ivory worth millions of dollars in a night-time raid at the country's main airport. The Kenya Wildlife Service says a similar amount was intercepted in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Both consignments - with a potential value of more than $1.5m (£938,000) - were reportedly headed for Thailand. The BBC's Will Ross in Nairobi says poaching is on the increase mostly owing to high demand for ivory in Asia. Our reporter says it is not yet cl...



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