Protect elephants from human greed. Tusk belongs to the elephants

  • By: Tina Florell & Patricia Losch & Ismail A
  • Target: The President of the People's Republic of China Mr. Xin Jinping to ban ivory and Tighten costumes security in airport and ports to prevent Ivory smuggling

Elephants are an intelligent species, as individuals they cooperate and console each other in time of distress, but human almost all human care about their ivory tusks for a stupid belief in traditional medicines or for luxury and status symbol. Since 1900 more than 8 million elephants have been killed by colonials, hunters, and poachers, between 1979 and 1989 more than 693 thousand elephants were killed for their ivory, the human greed and rising prices of ivory lead to this slaughter. In the last 10 years elephants number in Africa have decreased by 7 percent and in Central Africa the number of Elephants decreased by more than 60 percent, a new study made by Proceeding of the national Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS) show that an average of 33,600 elephants killed every year from 2010 to 2012 with more than 100,000 elephants had been killed for ivory black market.
Black market is world wide but the biggest market for  ivory is in China and south Asia, and what helps this illegal trade is the corrupted governments in Africa and China, according to Chinadialogue.net, the Chinese who work in Africa are all working  in this illegal trade as it gives huge profits for example a kilogram of ivory is sold for about 3,000 $ but African poachers will sell it for 300 yuan (48.8076 $) and it will be enough to pay for customs people in Chinese airports 400 yuan (65.0768 $) an they will not check their luggage. The smugglers and poachers use corrupted governments and officials to rise this illegal trade as in Mozambique it is legal to sell ivory  but it is illegal to export it and that  is why the Chinese business men smuggle.  In 2011 about 126 tusks were found in a container of timber belonging to a Chinese company Tianhe. The Mozambique government fined them  3.5 m $ and they close their company which was opened again with another name and other faces. This company had been caught because they failed to pay enough bribes and that is what other company do so well and when the police and costumers come to inspect the containers they just sit in a room eat, watch TV and get their bribes and go without controlling the container. In Kenya an official say " a lot of ivory is moved via 'diplomatic channels' not by us ordinary folks" ,in June 2013 Xinhua's English edition reported that a Chinese diplomat and a Chinese military officer had been detained in Zambia for smuggling 27 kilograms of ivory which worth about 140,000 $

Sources
https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/6540-The-Chinese-ivory-smugglers-in-Africa
http://www.livescience.com/47420-african-elephant-poaching.html
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/08/14/1403984111

Since 1900 more than 8 million elephants have been killed by colonials, hunters, and poachers, between 1979 and 1989 more than 693 thousand elephants were killed for their ivory, the human greed and rising prices of ivory lead to this slaughter. In the last 10 years elephants number in Africa have decreased by 7 percent and in Central Africa the number of Elephants decreased by more than 60 percent, a new study made by Proceeding of the national Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS) show that an average of 33,600 elephants killed every year from 2010 to 2012 with more than 100,000 elephants had been killed for ivory black market.

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