The illegal Ivory trade and subsequent poaching of elephants continues to flourish despite several efforts to curb it.
Did you know that on the average poachers kill one African elephant every 25 minutes just to harvest its ivory?
Despite several bans and resolutions locally and internationally, elephants are still slaughter brutally in their tens of thousands annually to feed the desire to possess ivory. Though poaching has reduced slightly since the infamous 2011 peak, it’s still going on at a rate that could wipe out elephants as a whole. Especially on the African continent where the elephants have larger tusks than their counterparts: the Asian elephants.