DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game” Exposes the World of Illegal Ivory Trade

“Ivory game,” a Netflix documentary from executive producer Leonardo Di Caprio and directors Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson exposes the underground world of ivory trafficking. The directors filmed the movie undercover for 16 months with a team of intelligence operatives, conservationists, and wildlife activists.  The team followed poachers and tracked the illegal trade from Africa to countries in Asia including China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

150,000 elephants have been killed in the past 5 years, equivalent to an elephant being killed every 15 minutes.  The number of elephants has dropped from 1.7 million in 1979 to under 400,000 in 2016.  Craig Millar of the Big Life Foundation explains, “Traders of ivory actually want the extinction of elephants. The less elephants there are, the more the price rises; the more the price rises, the more people want to kill them. And this is an ever ongoing circle.”  Elephants could be extinct in 15 years if we failed to act.

 

 

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According to the globetrotting nonfiction thriller “The Ivory Game,” at the rate that elephants are being slaughtered, they’ll be extinct within 15 years.

 

 

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes. Netflix’s latest documentary heads to the front lines in the war against ivory.

 

 

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Elephants are one of the most amazing animals on earth, yet unless we get together to help protect them, they could become extinct. Because of us. We all have the power to make a difference and, wh…

 

 

 

After learning that a beloved wild elephant has been slaughtered by poachers, Craig Millar, a conservationist, wonders aloud “how we got to this stage …
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