Blood Ivory: 25,000 Elephants Killed this Year

Thousands of elephants die each years so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped?

Bryan Christy, author of “Blood Ivory: 25,000 Elephants Killed this Year” on the front cover of the October 2012 edition of National Geographic will be speaking at the 3rd Annual New york Wildlife Conservation Film Festival on Saturday, November 10.

http://wcff.org/film-festivals/new-york/

Full National Geographic Article

Ivory Worship © Photograph by Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images

www.bryanchristy.com

© Photograph by Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images

To keep the ivory from the black market, a plainclothes ranger hacks the tusks off a bull elephant killed illegally in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. In the first half of this year six park rangers died protecting Kenya’s elephants; meanwhile, rangers killed 23 poachers.

www.brentstirton.com

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