31 Aug '15, 7pm

National Geographic plants faux ivory tusks to track the illegal ivory trade route

is taking an incredible stance in the efforts to stop the illegal ivory trade in Africa by planting and tracking their own faux tusks. Commissioned specially for NatGeo, the fake tusks were equipped with GPS trackers, so the publication could follow the route of the illegal tusk trade around the continent. Traveling almost 600 miles, NatGeo created a comprehensive interactive map that shows the actual route of illegal ivory, poaching hot spots, trader values and major market and exporting hubs, making the illegal industry more transparent then ever before.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/national-geographic-plants-faux-ivor...

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