Elephants: Battle for the Elephants Episode 3: The China Ivory Market
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Battle for the Elephants Episode 3: The China Ivory Market
Our investigation is revealing insights into the ivory trade, which is causing elephant numbers to fall to lower levels than ever recorded. An international ban on trading ivory has been in place since 1989. But since then, the international body that governs the trade, known as CITES, has allowed two large auctions of stockpiled ivory.
Our cameras were allowed into a luxury goods store showroom in Beijing, where Bryan Christy explains how those auctions complicate what's for sale legally and what's not.
Battle for the Elephants airs February 27th at 9PM on PBS. Check local listings.