Ivory trade: Activists hope U.S. support will help

MAL130524aa001NAIROBI — In a small workroom in this sprawling capital city, Caroline Kania hammers and carves to create necklaces and bracelets from animal bones. Across the city, Harriet Wilson cares for baby elephants orphaned by ivory poachers.

Both women are hopeful President Obama's announcement of new measures to suppress illegal ivory trade will turn the tide against the widespread practice that's driving the elephant population across the continent to the brink of extinction.

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