National Geographic magazine presents "Blood Ivory," a special report. This app is free.
Every year, poachers kill thousands of elephants for their tusks. The slaughter is massive, and it is accelerating. From the African savanna where elephants are killed with grenades and AK-47s to the luxury goods stores of China, National Geographic magazine highlights the complexity of the crisis and the tremendous challenges that lie ahead.
Featured content includes:
•Elephants in Crisis video -- Reporter Bryan Christy investigates the illegal ivory trade, traces the path of elephant tusks from Africa to Asia, and examines the role organized religion plays in ivory smuggling.
•Global Ivory Trade map -- Tap on interactive maps to explore elephant poaching in Africa and ivory seizures in Asia.
•Listen to narration of this entire article.
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- September 20, 2012 Initial release