Sudan burns tonnes of ivory and rhino horn

South Sudan has burned more than five tonnes of confiscated ivory and rhino horn. It's part of an ambitious new plan to curb poaching. The country has some of the most diverse wildlife on earth but says it needs international help protect its animals.

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Last updated on 17 June 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
South Sudan
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Loxodonta cyclotis
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals