China most Failing Nation. The elephant in the room. Chinese are not stopping the ivory market.
Chinese reporter in Kenya covers the 2011 burning of 5.5 tons of
smuggled ivory. Kenya helped launch a global ivory ban in 1989 but
lately has been stockpiling its ivory. The ivory here belonged to other
worker in China’s largest ivory-carving factory finishes a piece
symbolizing prosperity. China legally bought 73 tons of ivory from
Africa in 2008; since then, poaching and smuggling have both soared.
Save the elephants
keep the ivory from the black market, a plainclothes ranger hacks the
tusks off a bull elephant killed illegally in Kenya’s Amboseli National
Park. In the first half of this year six park rangers died protecting
Kenya’s elephants; meanwhile, rangers killed 23 poachers.