30 Jan '13, 12pm
BBC News - Ivory haul from Africa seized in Singapore
30 January 2013 Last updated at 12:29 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Ivory haul from Africa seized in Singapore African elephants are being killed in their thousands to feed demand for ivory Continue reading the main story Related Stories African elephant poaching threatens wildlife future Kenya elephant family slaughtered Thriving trade in illegal ivory Customs officials in Singapore have uncovered a shipment of 1.8 tonnes of ivory, with a value of around $2.5m (£1.6m). It is the biggest ivory haul in the country in more than a decade. The consignment, marked as being waste paper, had come from Africa and was reportedly passing through Singapore. Elephant poaching has been on the rise because of demand from Asia, where ivory is used for ornaments and in traditional medicine. An estimated 25,000 elephants were killed in A...