Elephants In The Dust

In 1999, Gabon was the only African country that had made ivory illegal, and very little was sold openly. More often it was brought out of hiding to show prospective customers.

All worked ivory sold in CAR is illegal and the laws are ignored.

In 1999, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, had the most ivory seen for sale of any city in Africa. At the time the quantity was only 56 per cent of that seen in 1989, and in 2004 the amount had almost halved again.


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