Since 1990 is totally prohibited hunting elephants in all African countries. However, there are still 70,000 killings annually removing the tusks: less than 1,000 tons of ivory.
Many claim that the main reason elephants are hunted is for their tusks. It is also a sport and thus promote the tourist.
Was not this activity prohibited? Will it be a matter of law or common sense to put in risk the permanence of life on earth? ¿Ignorance, selfishness or ambition?
More research is needed. For example, to replace elephant ivory there is tagua, which generates an eco ivory, used in haute couture and fashion tagua beads and jewelry, without affecting the environment nor wildlife.