A woman arranges confiscated elephant ivory tusks at a rescue centre in Manila, the Philippines. According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the government intends to destroy five tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory tusks, estimated to be worth roughly £6.18m ($9.7m), by crushing it with a road roller and burning it in the presence of foreign experts and anti-ivory trade advocates. The destruction of the ivory tusks is intended to show that the Philippines will not tolerate illegal wildlife trade | image by Romeo Ranoco
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