Global Heavyweights Tackle Poaching

Three tonnes of illegal ivory seized in France over two decades is destroyed under the orders of the president. It's part of a fight against poaching of endangered species, and includes 700 tusks, jewellery and sculptures, valued at one million euros. Ivory poaching is on the rise and causing dramatic declines in African elephants—only half are left compared to 30 years ago. They're hunted for their tusks, which are used for carvings and traditional medicines.

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