On the eve of a meeting of the European Commission on the fight against the illegal trade in endangered species, 1.5 tons of illegal ivory, seized during the past 25 years, was destroyed in the Palace of the Colonies in Tervuren today.

Through this operation, organized by the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, FPS Finance (Customs Administration) and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), Belgium wants to send a "strong signal" and show that "the ivory trade is doomed to fa...

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