I did the first long-term study investigating illegal ivory traders. Here’s what I learned

Introduction: Kristof Titeca (UAntwerp) about illicit ivory trade (Washington Post).

As if Mark Zuckerberg didn’t have enough to worry about, Facebook is being accused of harboring yet another illicit activity: making it easy for international wildlife traffickers to sell elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth, reports the Associated Press. Since 2010, researchers say, the illicit ivory trade has been at record high levels.

Although the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) reports that elephant poaching in Africa has declined each year since it peaked in 2011, the number of animals killed for ivory each year remains higher than a decade ago.

Link: www.washingtonpost.c­om/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/04/18/i-spent-years-with-illegal-ivory-traders-heres-what-i-learned/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.749184f53067