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Mongolia makes no bones about crushing fossil theft

Ms Oyungerel, Mongolia's former minister of culture, sport and tourism at an interview in front of a T. bataar skeleton in a museum in Ulan Bator. She spoke of shutting down the illegal trade.

Flaming Cliffs, Mongolia

FOR years, herder Gelegrash had a sideline bringing tourists to see a dinosaur skull hidden near the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia's Gobi desert. Then, one day, it was gone.

It is one of thousands of ancient fossils that have disappeared from the country since...