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Tanzania Urges China to Curb Ivory Demand

A Tanzanian government minister described elephant poaching on Thursday as a national disaster, and urged China to curb its appetite for ivory. The east African nation's elephant population shrank from around 110,000 in 2009 to a little over 43,000 in 2014, a fall of 60 percent, according to a census released this month, with conservation groups blaming industrial-scale poaching. "We call upon the international community led by China to end its appetite for ivory," Lazaro...

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