Wildlife trade

Amid a lethal outbreak, China faces growing calls to ban wild animal markets for good.
Authorities seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory in the city-state, which conservation groups consider a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. The ivory, which came from nearly 300 African elephants and was worth an estimated £10.4 million, was on its way to Vietnam. The haul also contained 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales, the third major seizure in Singapore this year alone.