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CITES Under Pressure to Crack Down on Elephant Trade and Loosen Restriction on Ivory Sales

Seized ivory elephant tusks are displayed during a press conference at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound in Hong Kong on February 1, 2019. Hong Kong customs officers unveiled a record seizure of pangolin scales on February 1, the latest huge haul to underscore the city's central role in the lucrative and booming illegal wildlife trade. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

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