"Poaching is rising again in Africa, to the point where we have 20,000 elephants being killed annually just for the illegal trade," says Peter Pueschel, IFAW's Wildlife Trade Program Manager. "We see rangers risking their lives to keep these animals from being killed for the illegal trade. When you have these loopholes that allow for some trade in these products, that covers the illegal market. That's why I believe a complete ban is the only responsible approach."
Image: IFAW/D. Willetts