China Crushes 6.1 Tons of Ivory: Who’s Next?

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Published on: January 6, 2014
China Crushes 6.1 Tons of Ivory: Who’s Next? (via Annamiticus)

On January 6, 2014, it actually happened: China destroyed just over six tons of confiscated ivory, comprised of carved trinkets and whole tusks. Although originally announced as an “ivory burning”, it was decided that the ivory would be crushed…


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  • Salvatore Amato is a recognized expert with over twenty-four years experience in the field of wildlife law enforcement. Mr. Amato served as the Special Agent in Charge of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region where he directed the enforcement efforts of special agents and wildlife inspectors in thirteen states. Previously, he served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Branch of Special Operation where he directed complex long-term covert operations and the intelligence functions of the Service. Currently, Mr. Amato works as a consultant providing advice and expertise to NGO’s, governmental agencies and businesses related to combating the exploitation and global trafficking of wildlife.

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