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PBS NewsHour | Demand for Ivory Explodes in Asia Despite Ban | PBS

Duration: 06:55
Program: PBS NewsHour #10473
Broadcast Date: Oct. 11, 2012

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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Post Date: October 11, 2012