Confiscated ivory

Confiscated ivory

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Credit: MALCOLM BOULTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Confiscated ivory. Armed man guarding confiscated elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns. They will be publicly burned to discourage poaching. The tusks of African elephants (Loxodonta africana), as well as the horns of the African black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and the African white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), are bought for carving and for use in Asian medicine. Photographed in Chilanga, Zambia.

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Keywords: africa, african elephant, chilanga, confiscated, confiscated ivory, elephant, environment, environmental, guard, gun, horn, ivory, politics, rhinoceros, tucks, tusk, zambia

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