Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A new Report from Born Free

A new report reveals that, between 2009 and June 2014, there were more than 90 large-scale ivory seizures, collectively weighing almost 170 tons, which bear the hallmarks of international organized crime. At a 10% interception rate, this would amount to approximately 229,729 elephants killed and trafficked in fewer than six years.
Today, the ivory trade is operating at its highest level since the 1989 commercial ivory trade ban. 2013 appears to have been the worst year on record, with nearly 50 tons of ivory seized that were linked to organized criminal networks.

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