Infiltrating the Illegal Wildlife Trade: The Human Cost

Around 30,000 elephants are killed every year just for their tusks. The lucrative illegal ivory trade that fuels these slaughters can bring in about $1,000 per kilo for raw ivory. In central Africa, park rangers are putting their lives on the line every day to protect elephants against armed militias and terrorist groups. Investigative reporter Bryan Christy is on a mission to catch those responsible for the killings and to end the black market ivory trade. Through an undercover operation aimed at tracking the movement of illegal elephant ivory, Christy stumbles upon a disturbing find: A terrorist group led by Joseph Kony is killing elephants to directly fund a war of terror on the people of Africa.

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