Earlier this week the United States government destroyed its national ivory stockpile, nearly six tons of elephant ivory, representing the majority of ivory seized from American tourists and traffickers since the late 1980s.
My take, pre- and post-event for National Geographic, is available here:
- Opinion: U.S. Ivory Crush Should Be Just a First Step National Geographic, Nov 12, 2013
- Historic U.S. Ivory Crush a Call to Global Action National Geographic, Nov 15, 2013
National Geographic’s short film on the Ivory Crush: