Tanzanian elephant population falling fast
Thailand is a top destination for African ivory smuggling in Asia
It was the third ivory bust in the central city of Da Nang in two weeks
Officers said the tusks can sell for around $4.44 million on the black market
Rhino horn may cost up to US$133 per gram and ivory, about $2,100 per kg, on the black market
Thai customs officials say smugglers have changed tactics to avoid authorities
They were hidden in a shipment of furniture parts.
136 kilograms of ivory were shipped from the Democratic Republic of Congo en route to Vietnam
Their car uses a fake government license plate to avoid being stopped by police
Demand for ivory for use in jewelry and other ornamental items from fast-growing Asian economies has led to an escalation...
New regulations are needed to punish the trade in ivory and rhino horn more strictly, prosecutors say
Two containers of ivory and wildlife products were destined for Thailand and Vietnam.
Pieces of rhino horns were found carefully hidden in lobster heads kept in freezing container