TAMBO: An Elephant Adventure

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Why the Ivory Trade Needs to End Now
August 1, 2018 Melanie Kordsmeier

The only way to bring new hope to the depleted elephant population is to stop ivory trade Ivory has been in demand for various reasons, starting from its aesthetic qualities—including texture and color—to its malleability, durability, and absence of splintering. In the ivory trade, African elephants with larger tusks are preferred over their Asian counterparts. …

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A Brief Look at the History of the Ivory Trade
July 25, 2018 Melanie Kordsmeier

How illegal ivory trade decimated Africa’s elephant population 1500–1800 In the 1400s, Portuguese navigators started exploring the West African coastline and soon entered the profitable ivory trade. They were followed by other European sailors, explorers, and travelers. After discovering ivory, the traders became hunters. But as the demand escalated, the population of elephants close to …

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