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Price of ivory in China triples

Illegal trade killing African elephants driven by rising demand in China, with price of kilogram of ivory now £1225

The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world’s biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.

“The surge in the price of ivory is driving a wave of killing of elephants across Africa that shows little sign of abating,” campaign group Save the Elephants said.

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