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Cites links ivory trade with organised crime

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More resources are needed to stem the flow of the illegal African ivory trade, the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species (Cites) says. 

A visitor stops in front of a crocodile photo in an exhibition at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre yesterday. The centre is the venue for the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) which runs until March 14. Thailand has proposed the conference allow the regulated trade of Siamese and saltwater crocodiles. SOMCHAI POOMLARD

A large amount of confiscated African ivory disappears every year and the culprits are likely to be linked to organised crime, Cites said.

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