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US ivory destroyed to stop illegal trade

Six tonnes of illegal import burnt in effort to stop poachers from killing elephants for their valuable tusks.

Last updated: 15 Nov 2013 10:08
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Six tonnes of illegal ivory seized at US port cities have turned to dust.

The move comes as wildlife advocates are urging increased international enforcement to stop illegal traders from killing elephants and turning their valuable tusks into trinkets and statues.

Otherwise, they say elephants may go extinct in our lifetime.

Al Jazeera's Jim Hooley reports from Colorado.

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