Species at a Crossroads: Blogging from CITES 2016

Ivory on Wings: The Threat to the Critically Endangered Helmeted Hornbill

Perpetrator’s handcuffed hands, holding helmeted hornbill casque (red ivory) in a bust in June 2014 in North Sumatra. Credit: Dewantoro for WCS.
Demand for and illegal trade in hornbill ivory has now risen dramatically, with hundreds of birds being smuggled out of Sumatra every month. Credit: Doug Janson

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