We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Mon 1 Feb 2016 12:21 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory

At the end of January 2016, Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo.

In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
Secretary General of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) John E. Scanlon holds part of a cache of 'blood ivory' before it was destroyed in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
Sri Lankan customs officers walk near a cache of 'blood ivory' before destroying it in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
A Sri Lankan customs officer walks near a cache of 'blood ivory' before it was destroyed in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
A Sri Lankan customs officer holds part of a cache of 'blood ivory' before it was destroyed in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
A Sri Lankan customs officer holds part of a cache of 'blood ivory' before it was destroyed in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka destroyed 359 pieces of ivory seized at the Colombo port in May 2012 while being illegally transported to Dubai from Kenya via Colombo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks walk by a cache of 'blood ivory' before it was destroyed in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka's government on January 26 destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia, intended to send a stark message to smugglers. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sri Lanka destroys seized ivory
Seized ivory tusks are seen before being destroyed in Colombo on January 26, 2016. Sri Lanka's government on January 26 destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia, intended to send a stark message to smugglers. (AFP/Getty Images)