Hartley meets with Khamis Kagasheki, minister of natural resources in Tanzania, which stores the world’s largest stockpile of elephant tusks in the world — 90 metric tons.Kagasheki agrees to allow Hartley and the camera crew to take the first-ever footage of the vast warehouse that stores thousands of tusks, valued at million.” An educational website developed by National Geographic and PBS will provide information about elephants and the illicit trade that is undermining their future.Funding for “Battle for the Elephants” is provided by David H.PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions.Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life.
In 1800, an estimated 20 million elephants lived in Africa.
Koch, Scott Asen, the Engelhard Foundation and PBS.
“Battle for the Elephants” is a production of National Geographic Television.
“How we regulate the sale of ivory can potentially determine whether wild elephants live or become extinct.
This is a critical piece of documentary journalism that will hopefully help raise significant awareness of the issue for people throughout the world.” Since the opening up of the Chinese market and the growth of its economy, ivory, once a precious material available only to the ruling elite, has become increasingly available to the growing Chinese middle class.