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Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction

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At 1.5 metres long the Helmeted Hornbill is the largest of its kind in Asia © Michaela Koschova A sudden explosion of demand for the Helmeted Hornbill's casque as "ivory" is plunging the species to extinction at frightening speed. Yesterday the government of Indonesia once again explained the issue during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) - a gathering of 182...aeVO1qHB8-I


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