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Hong Kong begins burning its Ivory stockpile

15 May 2014 Last updated at 20:04 BST

Hong Kong has begun burning its entire stockpile of illegal ivory, joining the US, China and France in combating the illicit trade.

France destroyed its stockpile of 3 tonnes of ivory earlier this year - 20 years of its customs seizure, worth almost 1 million Euros.

The US has crushed more than 5 tonnes of Ivory while China has set fire to 6 tonnes of confiscated tusks and carvings.

But with demand for ivory so strong in East Asia, will this latest move be able to help save African elephants?

Juliana Liu reports.