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Campaigns against ivory trade gather pace

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Thai and foreign actors and activists are building up pressure on Thailand to its part in the world ivory trade which, they say, puts elephants in Africa in danger of extinction. 

Leonardo DiCaprio has called on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to implement a total ban on the ivory trade in Thailand.

Speaking at the launch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) "Hands Off My Parts" campaign in Washington, the 38-year-old star of Titanic demanded that the Thai government ban all ivory trade.

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