Africa Monitor Chinese complicit in ivory poaching and elephant deaths. So are Americans.

For the first time more elephants are dying than being born each year due to poaching, with elephant herd leaders being a special target. China may be the No. 1 ivory market, but America is No. 2.

By , Guest blogger

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A version of this post appeared on Africa in Transition. The views expressed are the author's own.