Posing as Poachers
This video is part two of a series National Geographic is airing on PSB this Feb. 27. Catch up with the previous 4 minute clip here.
Undercover journalist Aldan Hartley poses as an ivory buyer in Dar es Salaam where selling ivory is illegal. However big money can be made in this criminal activity. For just 4 tusks, the seller Hartley meets wants $4000, and in China, these 4 tusks will sell for over $40,000. Currently in China there are 137 government designated shops selling ivory, most of which is illegal.
Follow Hartley on his journey as an “ivory trader,” exploring the world of illegal animal trade, as dangerous if not more so, than the narcotic trade.