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Hunting African Elephants for Ivory

Hunting African Elephants for Ivory

Despite a ban on international trade in ivory, 30,000 African elephants are being killed every year for their ivory tusks. That is the equivalent of one elephant every 15 minutes, at this rate the elephants will be extinct in 10 years. 70% of the elephants are traded to China. This infographic shows how China’s increasing demand is continuously driving up the ivory market, causing the price to triple.

Industries: Wildlife


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