U.S. plans to destroy seized ivory to fight poaching

Courtesy of Kathy Terlizzi

Elephants are at risk of poachers who kill them for their ivory and sell it on the black market. Photo taken by Kathy Terlizzi on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to destroy six tons of poached and illegally imported ivory that it has seized over the years. The goal is to raise awareness of the illegal trade and to promote elephant and rhinoceros protection. Read more here.

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