[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.

[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.

Noblesse de taille et de coeur. Elephant at sunset ~ Mara Triangle, Maasai National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

Noblesse de taille et de coeur. Elephant at sunset ~ Mara Triangle, Maasai National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

thomson safaris africa elephant difference You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

thomson safaris africa elephant difference You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

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.

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.

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www.livescience.com images i 000 036 988 original elephants.jpg?interpolation=lanczos-none&downsize=*:600

Forest elephants in Dzanga Bai in Central African Republic.   	© @Sinziana-Maria Demian/WWF

Forest elephants in Dzanga Bai in Central African Republic. © @Sinziana-Maria Demian/WWF

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