In three years, and in spite of efforts to stop the slaughter, more than 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory. What stands in the way of ending illegal poaching?
More than two tons of ivory were crushed, in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
Hundreds of rare rhinos and other animals are fleeing flooding in India's northeast, raising fears of a rise in poaching during the exodus.
The female rhino was attacked by poachers, who removed one of its horns and also killed the rhino's baby.
Trophy hunting is popular among roughly 10 million Americans, who spend a lot of money to hunt big game. Given the danger of extinction so many species face, why is the practice still allowed?
Officials hope the new system will put a serious dent in the number of killings of the endangered animals.
The crushing of ivory tusks is meant to show that the U.S. won't tolerate wildlife crimes.
Poaching elephants for their ivory, prized in Asia for trinkets, is rampant in Africa.
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