[Infographic] Everything you need to know about ivory poaching via South China Morning Post A ban was imposed in 1989 banning the international trade in ivory to reverse a rapid decline in the population of African elephants. But to no avail. Illegal hunting and killing of elephants remains a sad reality in Africa despite the ban. Here we examine how the beasts continue to be slaughtered to satisfy global demand for ivory.
Above is a picture of a parade of elephants. These unique creatures are the largest land mammals on Earth! They make their homes mainly in sub-Sahara Africa and throughout the rain forest. They may be stereotypical to Africa, but they are a great symbol of the strength of this continent.