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Kenya seizes more smuggled ivory destined for Malaysia

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan officials have impounded another large consignment of smuggled elephant ivory barely a week after intercepting a similar haul, highlighting the rise of poaching in Africa.Full story

Kenyan officials impound ivory marked as dry fish

Officials at the Kenyan port of Mombasa say they have impounded a substantial consignment of ivory disguised as dry fish exports to Asia. Full story

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Bomb tests generations ago could indirectly help fight illegal poaching of African elephants, new research shows. Full story

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  Ivory tusks crushed to discourage illegal trade

Officials in the Philippines destroyed five tons of ivory tusks seized from smugglers to discourage illegal ivory trade in the country. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Officials hold a news conference regarding their seizure of illegal ivory, in Hong Kong
Officials hold a news conference regarding their seizure of illegal ivory, in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Endangered Species Protection Officer Alfred Wong Kwong-chiu, Customs & Excise Department Group Head Simon Ng Kwok-leung and Divisional Commander Wong Wai-hung (L-R) hold a news conference regarding their seizure of illegal ivory, in Ho

A customs officer walks past Ivory tusks that were seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong
A customs officer walks past Ivory tusks that were seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong

A customs officer walks past Ivory tusks that were seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong July 19, 2013. Customs officers have smashed a smuggling attempt on ivory valued over HK$2.1 million. The 1,100 elephant tusks were discovered in a cargo from West Africa reported to be transp

Ivory tusks are displayed after being seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong
Ivory tusks are displayed after being seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong

Ivory tusks are displayed after being seized by the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong July 19, 2013. Customs officers have smashed a smuggling attempt on ivory valued over HK$2.1 million. The 1,100 elephant tusks were discovered in cargo from West Africa reported to be transporting wood to

Government workers sort through smuggled elephant ivory tusks that had been confiscated at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City
Government workers sort through smuggled elephant ivory tusks that had been confiscated at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City

Government workers sort through smuggled elephant ivory tusks that had been confiscated at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 21, 2013. The Philippine government destroyed on Friday at least five tonnes of smuggled elephant ivory tusks, making the Philippines the firs