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African elephant poaching 'is on the rise'

12 April 2012 Last updated at 06:39 BST

Elephant poaching in Africa is on the rise despite an international 23-year ban on the trade in ivory.

An investigation by the BBC's Panorama programme has revealed that demand from Asia and China in particular is fuelling the illegal trade and putting endangered species even more at risk.

The BBC's Peter Biles reports.

BBC One - Panorama