Authorities in China have reported a sharp increase in the amount of illegal ivory shipments they intercept.
Just Monday, there was news of the latest massacre of 11 elephants – killed by poachers for their ivory tusks in Kenya.
Jeffrey Gettleman covers the illicit ivory trade for The New York Times, in Nairobi, Kenya.
He said that as a pound of ivory can fetch upwards of $1,000 in Beijing, there is little chance this violent and illegal trade will slow down anytime soon in Central Africa.
To make matters worse, Gettleman said it's almost impossible to catch the poachers.