The problem of ivory trafficking continues more and more, a few days ago Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tons of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, said on Sunday a customs official, who marks the ivory bust largest in the country.
The elephant tusks were hidden among the marble in a container that was abandoned. The unidentified owner of the shipment did not pick up the cargo.
The discovery of 1,026 fangs in the port of Phnom Penh was sent from Mozambique, a nation in southern Africa, which arrived at the port last year.
But that's not all the ivory market in Vietnam has also been 'unleashed' although the sale of ivory is illegal in Vietnam, researchers found more than 10,000 items on sale, demonstrating the persistence of the ivory market in the country .
The problem is not only of hunters who hunt elephants and rhinos for the extraction of their ivory in Africa, but also the fault is possessed by people who buy objects made of animal ivory.
Because to encourage the hunt for these animals by buying objects made of animal ivory, when there is another alternative that is organic ivory, which is obtained from a fruit called mocochá, which has seeds in its interior called tagua that harden into ivory.
Tagua could help preserve elephants and rhinos, since their fruit would replace the ivory of the animal's horns. It would be possible to reduce homicides and according to a Massachusetts-based environmental group called Cultural Survival, natural products from the rainforest like eco-ivory can generate up to five times the income of banana plantations and livestock.
Join the change, if you are one of the people who love the products made in ivory, try to consume vegetable ivory, so you will help these animals do not continue to be hunted.