Soldiers arrange a pyre of elephant tusks and thousands of pieces of worked ivory as they prepare to burn ivory stocks corresponding to roughly 850 dead elephants, in Libreville, Gabon, Wednesday, ... more 
Soldiers arrange a pyre of elephant tusks and thousands of pieces of worked ivory as they prepare to burn ivory stocks corresponding to roughly 850 dead elephants, in Libreville, Gabon, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Conservation organization WWF lauded Gabon's destruction of its ivory stocks, saying the move demonstrated the country's commitment to curbing poaching and the illegal ivory trade. CITES, the world body which regulates the international wildlife trade, last week issued a report saying that elephant poaching in Africa is at its highest rates since monitoring began in 2002. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Joel Bouopda Tatou
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT