Reuters: Police in Kenya have seized two tons of ivory worth $1.15 million, the biggest haul on record in the country, officials say.
Poaching is a growing problem for sub-Saharan African countries reliant on rich wildlife in their game reserves to draw foreign tourists. Criminals kill elephants and rhinos for their tusks, which are used for ornaments and in some folk medicines.
Photo: Kenya Ports Authority workers record a section of elephant tusks recovered from a container on transit in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, Jan. 15. (Joseph Okanga / Reuters)