Uma fogueira de marfim africano

Atualizado em  27 de julho, 2011 - 08:05 (Brasília) 11:05 GMT

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Uma grande quantidade de marfim foi destruída numa cerimônia realizada no Quênia para marcar o combate ao comércio e à caça ilegais de elefantes.

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5 tonnes of contraband ivory has been torched in a ceremony in Kenya.

It was seized in Singapore nearly 10 years ago and traced back to Africa by DNA tests.

Its destruction follows an agreement in May by Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya to fight poaching.

Some 335 tusks and more than 40,000 ivory carvings, together worth 16 million dollars, went up in smoke.

Transcrição em Português

5 toneladas de marfim contrabandeado foram queimadas numa cerimônia realizada no Quênia.

O marfim foi apreendido em Cingapura há quase 10 anos e rastreado de volta à África através de exames de DNA.

A destruição do marfim é resultado de um acordo firmado em maio por Malauí, Tanzânia e Quênia para combater a caça ilegal.

Foram incineradas cerca de 335 presas de elefantes e mais de 40.000 estatuetas esculpidas em marfim, num valor de US$ 16 milhões.

Vocabulário

contraband: contrabandeado

torched: queimadas

seized: apreendido

traced: rastreado

poaching: caça ilegal

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Motorists who refuse to pay their court fines could have their vehicles ______________ or clamped under new proposals.

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"Drug traffickers are always trying novel ways to conceal their ______________," ICE agent Claude Arnold said. "But cocaine camouflaged as Easter candy is one of the more unusual tactics we've come across."

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For example, many modern environmental problems can be ______________ to 19th Century attitudes towards nature, Ms Perry said.

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Rhino populations in Africa are facing the "worst ______________ crisis for decades," say conservationists. Over the past three years, gangs are said to have killed more than 800 rhinos for their horns …

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Police say about 10 vehicles were ________________ in Dhaka in overnight violence, with at least eight people being given jail sentences by mobile courts on charges of damaging public property.


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Motorists who refuse to pay their court fines could have their vehicles seized or clamped under new proposals.

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"Drug traffickers are always trying novel ways to conceal their contraband," ICE agent Claude Arnold said. "But cocaine camouflaged as Easter candy is one of the more unusual tactics we've come across."

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For example, many modern environmental problems can be traced to 19th Century attitudes towards nature, Ms Perry said.

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Rhino populations in Africa are facing the "worst poaching crisis for decades," say conservationists. Over the past three years, gangs are said to have killed more than 800 rhinos for their horns …

Source: Clique Africa rhinos face 'worst poaching crisis for decades'

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Police say about 10 vehicles were torched in Dhaka in overnight violence, with at least eight people being given jail sentences by mobile courts on charges of damaging public property.

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