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Over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Cambodia

1.026 grazing must have been hidden in a mozambican containerised cargo with marble when the border police opened it after a tip from the u.s. embassy in Phnom Penh. A total of elefantbetarna weigh 3.2 ton, according to the AFP, something more than the country's largest seizure 2014.

On a number of different directions trying to international and national police to put a stop to elfenbenshandeln the scope of which is in the many billions of Swedish kronor, however, makes it a narrow thing to bribe border and port workers. Just Cambodia has in recent years become a thoroughfare for the african individual way to the main objectives of Vietnam and China.

for their tusks each year, according to Wwf, despite a global trade ban came into as early as 1989. The ban has contributed to elefantstammarna, which in several places were close to extinction then, has been able to recover in several cases.

But the increased demand in Asia has in recent years gained poachers and smugglers more active again which made both forestry and savannelefanter plummeted in number. Main use of ivory is jewelry, trinkets or as alleged herbal remedies and the buyers are mainly rich people in the fast-growing economies of China and Vietnam – 80's smuggelboom was due to the strong growth in Japan, where an information campaign, however, got to grips with the problem.

Read more: Myanmar's elephants are skinned for the manufacture of ”blodspärlor”

Read more: China to turn on trade with the tigers after the storm of protest

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