Raw Ivory Tusks Seized in 2012

Wildlife protection officers and police around the world seized 5,259 raw ivory tusks during 13 raids, according to information from the WWF and wildlife monitoring organization Traffic.

The WWF estimates that up to 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers in Africa each year in order to supply the ivory market.

Source:  “Yingluck to ‘consider’ ivory trade ban,” Bangkok Post, February 27, 2013.