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Shot, face hacked off, tusks stolen... horror of the elephants butchered for their ivory

The global demand for ivory - particularly from the Far East - is fuelling a fresh wave of elephant killing. Here an anti-poaching warden carried confiscated tusks.
The global demand for ivory - particularly from the Far East - is fuelling a fresh wave of elephant killing. Here an anti-poaching warden carried confiscated tusks.


2011-09-26 - Nairobi, Kenya
More than 3000 elephants may have been slaughtered in 2011 so far - and that´s just those we know about. In Kenya, Mary Rice from the Environmental Investigation Agency witnesses the bloody reality of the global ivory trade. since January 1, 2011 (worldwide): 11,493kg of ivory have been seized; representing at least 1,149 elephants (based on an average of 10kg per animal);

� an additional 3,997 tusks (no weight recorded) were seized, so that�s at least 1,998 elep...



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