An elephant roams the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
An elephant roams the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Researchers using DNA profiles of seized ivory have been be able to trace most of it back to just two areas of Africa – Tanzania and northern Mozambique. The scientists say the data, published in Science, might increase international pressure to stop the killing. This week the US government will be sending out a strong message against the illicit trading of elephant ivory by destroying a tonne of it in New York's Times Square. It’s estimated that 50,000 elephants are being poached each year. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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