Crime rings boost ivory smuggling

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Un braconneir congolais montre une cachette de défenses d’éléphants © AFP PHOTO MIKIKO HAGIWARA

The last year has seen a major increase in the illegal ivory trade, with more involvement from organised crime.

Figures compiled by Traffic, the agency charged with monitoring the trade, show a doubling in the volume of illegal ivory seized from 2008 to 2009.


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