Asia Album: Singapore authorities crush seized elephant ivory to mark World Elephant Day

XINHUA 發布於 08月12日02:04

Contractors of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) move the seized elephant ivory for destruction to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of NParks' facilities in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

SINGAPORE, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) on Tuesday crushed 9 tonnes of elephant ivory in one of NParks' facilities in Singapore to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12.

The elephant ivory was worth 18 million Singapore dollars (about 13.1 million U.S. dollars), the majority of which were seized on July 21, 2019 during the largest seizure of elephant ivory in Singapore.

Contractors of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) move the seized elephant ivory for destruction to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of NParks' facilities in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Contractors of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) move the seized elephant ivory for destruction to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of NParks' facilities in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Contractors of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) move the seized elephant ivory for destruction to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of NParks' facilities in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Bits and pieces of elephant ivory debris fly out of the crusher's conveyor belt in the second stage of crushing, during activities to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of the facilities of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Bits and pieces of elephant ivory debris fly out of the crusher's conveyor belt in the second stage of crushing, during activities to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on Aug. 12, in one of the facilities of Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks) in Singapore on Aug. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) ■