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Uganda Clamps Down on Wildlife Poaching

Lizabeth Paulat | Voice Of America   in  ·
February 4, 2015

KAMPALA, UGANDA—Uganda’s wildlife authorities made a grim discovery recently at Entebbe International Airport: Hidden in mismarked crates were more than 700 kilograms or 1,543 pounds of elephant ivory and 2 tons of scales from pangolins, otherwise known as scaly anteaters.
The items’ seizure January 25 offered more evidence of the illegal wildlife trade that threatens species, frustrates law enforcement and environmentalists, and enriches poachers.


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