2011年 7月 27日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间13:20

African Ivory up in Smoke 非洲走私象牙被销毁

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文字稿

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.

中文文字稿

肯尼亚政府公开烧毁了重达五吨的走私象牙。

这批象牙是10年前在新加坡被查获的,根据DNA检测结果判断出此批象牙源于非洲。

这批象牙被销毁是因为今年五月,马拉维,坦桑尼亚和肯尼亚三国政府达成协议将联合打击非法偷猎行为。

在这次销毁仪式上,这批价值1千6百万美金的335条象牙和4万多件象牙制品被集中烧毁。

词汇

contraband: 走私货,违禁品

torched: 被烧毁

seized: 被缴获

traced: 被查出

poaching: 偷猎

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contraband / torched / seized / traced / poaching

1.

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

2.

"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."

3.

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 …

5.

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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1.

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

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2.

"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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3.

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 …

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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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