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Footballer Yaya Touré Joins Fight Against Elephant Poaching

October 29, 2013
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International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment program (UNEP) unveiled a new alliance to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year.

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