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July 10, 2018 - The Independent

Illegal ivory trade across Europe is driving elephants to extinction, new study warns

Illegal ivory trade across Europe is driving elephants to extinction, new study warns

Ivory from recently slaughtered elephants is being illegally sold across Europe, fuelling the extinction crisis, a study has found. 

New radiocarbon-dating tests proved that ivory items bought in many countries, including Britain, were from elephants killed after the global ivory trade was banned in 1989. 

The findings are at the centre of a new campaign calling on European officials to close a loophole in the law to help prevent the animals from being wiped out by poachers.

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