“The pictures indicate that the ivory is most likely from
African elephants, as you can see by the shape and the length. Also, the
estimated monetary value of the ivory is a clear indication of the lure this
trade presents for criminal syndicates globally,” comments Michael Wamithi, the
International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW – www.ifaw.org
) global Elephants Program Director.
This seizure marks the largest amount of ivory ever confiscated in
the Guangxi province of China, neighboring with Vietnam.