- TV Documentary
“Jon Sistiaga goes after ivory traffickers”
100 elephants die every day in Africa killed by poachers, militiamen or members of terrorist organizations like Al Shabab. Its tusks are priced at 600 euros a kilo, and a new and emerging middle class, mainly in China, demands the expensive ivory as a symbol of its new wealth status.
International mafias are there, in Africa, to supply it. Ripping out the tusks from those poor animals by the roots, while they are still alive, because that makes them more valuable.
Many of these environmental criminals hardly receive a fine when they are arrested. That is why experts from the United Nations, environmental organizations, or Interpol itself warn that we are facing a serious threat to the survival of this species, never has an ecoterrorism phenomenon been so brutal.