Singapore crushes 9 tonnes of ivory to commemorate World Elephant Day

Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) is crushing nine tonnes of ivory, worth SGD 18 million, to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on August 12.

The ivory crushing event is the largest globally in recent years, NParks noted in a press statement.

"The destruction of the ivory seized from various shipments in past years will prevent it from re-entering the market and will disrupt the global supply chain of illegally traded ivory."

The ivory will be pulverised by an industrial rock crusher, and the crushing process will be livestreamed on the NParksSG YouTube page.

 

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