1 Sep 2015

National Geographic - Bryan Christy - ivory funding terrorism

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 1 September 2015

In central Africa, dead elephants are financing terrorism. Terrorist groups and rebel militia are killing thousands upon thousands of elephants to sell or trade their ivory tusks for weapons. An investigative team from National Geographic hid a GPS device inside some fake tusks to track the ivory from Africa to the illegal market. The story about the illegal trade and the journey of the fake ivory tusks is in the September issue of National Geographic and in a documentary on the he National Geographic Channel called Warlords of Ivory We talk to investigative reporter Bryan Christy.