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Belgian authorities destroy 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory

April 9, 2014
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Belgian authorities on Wednesday destroyed a 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory that had been seized by customs over the past 25 years, to serve as a warning to international smugglers who kill elephants for their dusks on a daily basis. Duration: 00:50 Video provided by AFP

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Reuters (June 21, 2013) — The Philippines is seeking to curb the illegal trade of ivory by destroying five tons of seized ivory elephant tusks at a public event.
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