Boom in African Ivory Looms as Global Security Threat
KENYA: Tsavo West National Park displayed five tons of ivory were harvested from elephants killed in Malawi and Zambia and confiscated in Singapore.
GUANGDONG, CHINA: Chinese customs officers destroyed six tons of confiscated ivory tusks on January 6, 2014.
UNITED STATES: While serving at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked the U.S. Director of National Intelligence to assess the link between African terrorism and wildlife poaching. She expressed concern on the issue and announced new U.S. anti-poaching strategies.
HONG KONG: Authorities in Hong Kong revealed crates of illegal elephant tusks, rhino horns and leopard skins on August 7, 2013.