Paul Shin Kam-shing (left) and assistant director (conservation) Chan Yiu-keung held the sample of the incinerated ivory sample. The city has made a number of large seizures of ivory (inset) in recent years amid a growing demand in mainland, Customs officers said. Photos: Thomas Yau and David Wong

Hong Kong to destroy 28 tonnes of seized ivory after advisers endorse plan

U-turn will mean incineration of 28 tonnes of tusks, amid hopes move will send out message to rest of world on the protection of elephants

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Paul Shin Kam-shing (left) and assistant director (conservation) Chan Yiu-keung held the sample of the incinerated ivory sample. The city has made a number of large seizures of ivory (inset) in recent years amid a growing demand in mainland, Customs officers said. Photos: Thomas Yau and David Wong
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