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China to ban all ivory trade by end of 2017

China plans to phase out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017, state media reported on Saturday.

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks seized at Vietnam airport

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi's international airport, a customs official said Monday.

Push for closure of domestic ivory markets sparks controversy

The United States and 29 African countries on Monday pushed for a large-scale ban on the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to stop the dramatic decline of Africa's elephant populations.

Kenya burns 105 tons of ivory in battle against poachers

Kenya burned 105 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horns on Saturday as part of a campaign against poachers who killed 35,000 African elephants last year.