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Global heavyweights tackle poaching

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February 14, 2014
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Illegal wildlife trading, estimated at $10 billion a year, causes unprecedented suffering - but the fight against it may be at a ''crucial'' turning point, say delegates at a London conference. Ciara Sutton reports. Video provided by Reuters


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