In 2009, increased scrutiny caused Asia-bound smugglers to move tusks through lightly patrolled ports at Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. Last year, 45.8 tons of ivory were confiscated globally – the equivalent of 6,000 dead elephants.
Credit: Ivan Lieman / AFP / Getty Images
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