Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP
Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP
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Philippine authorities seize 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth almost US$25 million

  • Conservationists have expressed alarm over the surging illicit trade in the endangered creatures, which are used as a substitute for ivory
  • The Philippines is home to most of the world’s giant tropical clam species. The raid took place in Palawan province, considered a poaching hotbed

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Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP
Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspecting seized giant clam shells, weighing a total of 200 tonnes and worth about US$25 million. Photo: AFP
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