Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory
OCTOBER 2, 2009
Officials say the sales have fuelled demand for ivory in Asian countries, especially China, contributing to a sharp increase in elephant poaching. In July, Kenyan authorities intercepted 16 elephant tusks and two rhinoceros horns being illegally exported to Laos from Mozambique. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa Kenya china asia elephants traf Kenya seized almost 700 kilograms of ivory worth millions of dollars in a night-time raid at the country's main airport.