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Report: Vietnam is Among World's Biggest Illegal Ivory Markets

Conservation group Save the Elephants says Vietnam is one of the world’s biggest illegal ivory markets, becoming popular among Chinese buyers. The group says in the past eight years the number of ivory items for sale has increased more than six times. Ivory demand high in China, Vietnam Save the Elephants researcher Esmond Martin said 60 percent of the ivory tusks sold in Vietnam were from African ports located in the Indian Ocean. “About two-thirds of ivory that is leaving the...

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