21 Sep '12, 2pm

Shining a bright light on Africa's elephant slaughter via @YaleE360

Shining a Bright Light on Africa’s Elephant Slaughter Fueled by a rising demand for ivory, the mass killing of African elephants has reached extraordinary levels. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman discusses his in-depth investigation of the deadly ivory trade, which involves the U.S.-backed military forces of several African nations. by christina m. russo With the slaughter of African elephants sharply intensifying recently as global prices for ivory have escalated, few articles have conveyed the scope and brutality of that trade as vividly as the one written earlier this month by Jeffrey Gettleman, of The New York Times . Entitled “Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits ,” Gettleman’s report described how tens of thousands of elephants are being killed annually for their tusks, with the carnage inc...

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