Every day across Africa, wild elephants are being slaughtered to meet the insatiable demand for ivory. Entire herds are being poached out of existence to supply the illegal trade of ivory carvings and trinkets in Asia. The scale of illicit activity is staggering in places like Thailand. Poachers
The situation in Tibet is deteriorating, and Chinese authorities are working hard to keep it from the international spotlight. International journalists are barred, except on government-controlled tours. Independent coverage of ethnic tensions in the region is quickly censored in the Chinese media.