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UAE against wildlife trafficking

The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to have publicly destroyed more than 10 tons of seized ivory in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade, in Dubai, on April 29, 2015.

UAE against wildlife trafficking
An Emirati official holds the tusk of an elephant to be destroyed along with more than 10 tonnes of seized ivory in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade, in Dubai, on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE against wildlife trafficking
A tractor collects elephant tusks in a campaign to destroy more than 10 tonnes of seized ivory in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade, in Dubai, April 29, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE against wildlife trafficking
Workers place elephant tusks in the bucket of an excavator during a campaign to destroy more than 10 tonnes of seized ivory in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade, in Dubai, April 29, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE against wildlife trafficking
A cameraman films an excavator pouring elephant tusks into a machine during a campaign to destroy more than 10 tonnes of seized ivory in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade, in Dubai, April 29, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)