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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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