06 January 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

Elephant Poaching: 'Record Year' for Ivory Captures


Charity organisation TRAFFIC said that 2011 it had seen high numbers of large ivory captures. TRAFFIC represents the support of Illegal ivory trade.

Illegal ivory trade has increased since 2007, the increase is over 800 kg in weight. But in 2010 they only had 10 large captures.

There were more than 23 tonnes in 2011, a figure that probably represents 2,500 elephants, possibly more.

Most recently 727 ivory pieces were found on 21st December. They were hidden inside a container at the port of Mombasa, Kenya, destined for Asia.


What type of animals do you like?

What is your favorite animal?

Do you like Elephants?

Are Elephants big?

Word Image Definition Example Listen
Seizures   Taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force To take many items by legal force Listen
Capture   To gain possession or control of something It is expensive to store and capture carbon emissions. Listen
Charity An organisation which gives help, usually money, to those in need. Oxfam is a well known CHARITY Listen
Destined Predetermine A freighter destined for the Orient Listen
Illegal Against the law Euthanasia is illegal in many countries. Listen
Illicit   Unlawful It was an illicit activity Listen
Hidden   To conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered Where did she hide her jewels? Listen 
Registered   To enter or cause to be entered formally in a register. You need to register before starting school. Listen 
Container A place to store household items, a carton, can, or jar for example I keep my jewelery in a plastic container Listen 


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