Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks

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Mon, 01/25/2016
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Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359.

Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.

Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.

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Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache

Mon, 01/25/2016
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for

The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory.

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.

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