121213 1 1 1500 Elephant Tusks Seized On Way to China Biggest Bust a Sign of Worse Things to Come

By Miguel Llanos, NBC News, December 13

Some 1,500 African elephant tusks — the biggest seizure ever — were found this week hidden within timber planks and destined for China's ivory market. Shocked conservationists noted 2012 will now go down as the worst year in 24 years of records — and warned that 2013 could be even worse.

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