Dubai International Airport’s authorities have seized 1,500 ivory products and tusks in the last three years, said a report.
Some tusks were over two metres long, a Dubai Police office reported, as part o
Africa's biggest animals were poached in near record numbers in 2012, with surging demand for horn and ivory from Asia driving the slaughter of rhinos and elephants.
By mid-December, poachers had killed 633 rhinos in South Afr
A record number of large scale ivory seizures will be recorded globally in 2011, pointing to a surge in elephant poaching in Africa to meet Asian demand for tusks for use in jewellery and ornaments, a monitoring group said.
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