VICTOR VAN GAASBEEK

Blood Ivory

The ivory trade has resulted in the horrific killing of tens of thousands of elephants each year.
The poachers use automatic weapons like the AK47 and even hand grenades to slaughter these beautiful animals.

I've made this visual as an personal statement against this massive loss of animal life.
Read more about it below.


This is terrorism you can actually do something about

Either we come together now to make these the last days of ivory-funded terrorism or we witness the last days of elephants in the wild.

Let’s put the illegal ivory trade and the terrorists profiting from it out of business, in order to protect endangered elephants and innocent people.

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96 Elephants Campaign

The 96 Elephants Campaign is a project of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Did you know that on average 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa? Right now, there's a poaching crisis unlike anything we've seen in decades. Across the globe, the demand for ivory – both legal and illegal – is driving Africa's forest elephants to extinction.

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100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

Central Africa has lost 64 percent of its elephants in a decade.

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher.

READ MORE ON NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM

Massive loss of elephants in the Mara Serengeti ecosystem concerns conservationists

Arusha, Tanzania: A recent aerial report has revealed a worrying number of elephant carcasses in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in east Africa.

A total of 192 elephant carcasses were counted, of which 117 were in Kenya and 75 in Tanzania. More shocking is that of all the carcasses found in Kenya, 84 per cent were outside of the Masai Mara National Reserve, and each had its tusks missing.

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Blood Ivory Elephant AK47 by Victor van Gaasbeek