Made in China: How China’s illegal ivory trade is causing a 21st century African elephant disaster


China has the largest illegal ivory trade of any nation in the world. It is the most significant global destination for illegal ivory.  Ivory traders are now thought to be stockpiling elephant tusks and ivory products for lucrative sales to the hundreds of thousands of foreigners expected to attend the Beijing Olympics in the summer of 2008. China’s long failure to crack down on its massive illegal ivory trade makes a mockery of its claims to be hosting a “Green Olympics”.

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