US crushes 'blood ivory' in New York's Times Square

The US government destroyed more than one US ton (907kg) of “blood ivory” before crowds in New York’s Times Square on Friday, in a move designed to signal a dramatic crackdown on the illegal trade.

The Guardian

Last updated on 19 June 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals