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Published on Apr 13, 2012

Elephants & The Ivory Trade: The African elephant has been hunted by past and present civilizations both for its meat and for the ivory of its tusks. Two different grades of ivory can be found in Africa: bush elephants have shorter, more curved tusks that are softer, while the tusks of forest elephants are longer , straighter, and harder. Throughout centuries, ivory has been used in a variety of ways, for knife handles, billiard balls, bangles, spear tips, and fish hooks
In Kenya's national parks, scores of elephants have been killed for their tusks. Just in the past two years, hundreds have been slaughtered. Recently, Kenyan Wildlife Authorities seized $1 million of ivory tusks that had been bound for Asian markets. Sadly, ivory is still in demand, and that demand is rising. Unless and until ivory sales are made illegal worldwide -- without exception -- the barbaric elephant poaching will continue, threatening the survival of the African elephants.
The survival of the African elephant depends on three condition: safety from poachers, availability of habitat, and public awareness of the elephants plight.

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