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Полум'я контрабандної слонової кістки

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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 tracedback 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.

Переклад

5 тонн контрабандної слонової кістки спалили під час церемонії у Кенії.

Її конфіскували у Сингапурі майже 10 років тому і за допомогою тестів ДНК відстежили до Африки.

Її знищенню передувала угода у травні між Малаві, Танзанією та Кенією боротись із браконьєрством.

Спалили близько 335 бивнів та понад 40000 виробів, вирізьблених зі слонової кістки, вартістю понад 16 мільйонів доларів.

Корисна лексика

contraband - контрабанда

Goods that are illegally brought into or taken out of a country.

torched - спалити

The verb to torch means to set fire to something to destroy it.

seized - конфіскувати

When the authorities seize goods they take illegal or stolen items away from someone.

traced - відстежити, у цьому випадку відстежити походження

In this context to trace something back to somewhere means to use different techniques to find where something originally came from.

poaching - браконьєрство

Poaching is the crime of illegally hunting and selling animals or animal parts. A poacher is a person who poaches.

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