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Surging demand from Chinese visitors has made Laos the world's fastest-growing market for ivory.

Interpol announced a new project that will dismantle origanised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017.

Southern African countries will fight for permission to sell their ivory stockpiles, as an international wildlife conference debates how best to regulate the illegal trade.

Singapore crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years.

NGO suggests that a "huge loophole" in Japanese law enforcement is hindering efforts to rein in illegal ivory trading.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.