April 19, 2013

The Price of Ivory

In 2012 alone, experts say, 30,000 elephants were killed in countries across Africa. Why are so many elephants being killed? The answer lies thousands of miles away from Africa, in a handful of Asian countries. To feed the demand for ivory products in Asia, thousands of African elephants are being killed for their tusks. “We’re seeing the highest levels of poaching since our record-keeping began,” Crawford Allan, of the World Wildlife Fund, told TFK.


In this video from the Wildlife Conservation Society, conservationists talk about what must be done to help elephants. 

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