Mozambique burns world's largest rhino horn seizure

Mozambique burned the world’s largest ever seizure of rhino horn on Monday in what ministers and officials said was a demonstration of their commitment to tackle poaching.
The largely symbolic destruction of 124kg of horn and 1,160kg of ivory came as neighbouring Zimbabwe confirmed that around 20 elephants it captured from a national park had been exported to China despite pleas from conservationists to release them.
Mozambique has become a hotspot for Africa’s wildlife poaching crisis, losing nearly half its elephants to the illegal trade in the past five years. It has no rhino of its own,... read more

 
6 July 2015 in World News, Views: 20
Source: Guardian
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