PBS NewsHour Demand for Ivory Explodes in Asia Despite Ban
Demand for Ivory Explodes in Asia, Where Industry Expands Despite Ban Details
Program: PBS NewsHour
Episode: Demand for Ivory Explodes in Asia Despite Ban
Despite a 1990 global treaty illegalizing the sale of elephant tusks, religious faiths across Asia value ivory and are willing to pay for it. In China, demand has been met with the construction of major factories to process and produce religious icons. Hari Sreenivasan talks to National Geographic reporter Bryan Christy.
Premiere Date: 10/11/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: E
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