In The News – France Crushes its Ivory

In The News – Au Revoir: France Crushes its Ivory – posted by Christina Russo on National Geographic.
France has now joined a growing number of other countries—including the United States and China—in destroying its stockpile of ivory.
More than three tons of ivory was pulverized at Champs de Mar at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The ivory stash was worth more than one million dollars, and was comprised of 698 individual elephant tusks and nearly 15,000 carved items, including jewelry and sculptures. Most had been seized at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport.


(Photograph by Remy de la Mauviniere)