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June 27, 2012

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N Mba Ndong Marius, an Eco Guard from Oyem, holds seized ivory tusks in front of confiscated weapons following an anti-poaching patrol in northern Gabon. Last year, Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba created an elite military unit whose mission is to secure Gabon's parks and to protect wildlife, especially against poaching and illegal trade of ivory.

PHOTO: James Morgan/WWF-Canon/AP

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