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A pair of Vietnamese nationals have been arrested with one of the largest illegal wildlife seizures ever in Uganda. The AP reported that Ugandan officials intercepted the two along with 750 pieces of elephant ivory and thousands of pangolin scales. Authorities believe the haul was coming from South Sudan, and originated in Congo. The AP said the Uganda Revenue Authority found the ivory and pangolin scales hidden inside timber that was packed into three freight containers.  

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A year after China imposed a ban on the commercial sale of elephant ivory, surveys indicate Chinese citizens are simply traveling to neighboring countries to buy ivory, and now the Chinese government is working with wildlife nonprofits to launch a public awareness campaign to warn Chinese consumers they may end up in jail if they buy ivory abroad.

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