Myanmar authorities ceremonially destroyed seized ivories and wildlife parts in Yangon
Myanmar authorities on Sunday, destroyed 1.15 million U.S. dollars' worth of wildlife parts including ivories, dried pieces of elephant trunk, bones of tigers, leopards and other wild animals in commemoration of world wildlife day. This exercise took place at Yangon zoological gardens compound in Yangon, Myanmar. The country's first elephant museum was opened to increase conservation awareness. The World Wide Fund (WWF) funded the setting up of the elephant museum for Nature and it's to serve as part of the natural history museum in Yangon zoological gardens compound in Yangon, Myanmar.