Price of ivory triples in China

In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually.
 

Last updated on 08 July 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Threats: 
Human Disturbance
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals