THE TIMES: Ivory seizures help to curb poaching

By Aislinn Laing in Nairobi – Seizures of elephant ivory are at their highest for 27 years and incidents of poaching have stabilised, according to the world conservation body.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) said that last year about 40 tonnes of ivory were seized from poachers and from people trying to import it into countries such as China. It was the best return since 1989.

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