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The Effects of The Illegal Ivory Trade

The Effects of The Illegal Ivory Trade

Large numbers of elephants are slain for their ivory tusks everyday, and the numbers are on the sharp increase. Making big money for poachers and enticing collectors, the illegal ivory trade renders devastating effects. Places that have been listed as major contributors of illegal ivory sales include Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and Vietnam.¬†Although there are many other countries that also share this problem, central Africa has been regarded as the region with the largest number of illegal activity. One kilo of ivory can sell for at least $3,000 U.S. from these zones…. read more