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PBS NEWSHOUR

Demand for Ivory Explodes in Asia Despite Ban

  • Aired: 10/11/2012
  • 06:54
  • Rating: E
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.
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