Logo Lumni

Oups, veuillez renseigner une adresse email valide

France Télévisions et l’INA traitent votre adresse e-mail afin de vous adresser respectivement les newsletters Lumni et Lumni Médiateurs FTV, la newsletter Lumni Enseignants INA. Pour exercer vos droits sur vos données personnelles, cliquez sur le lien de désabonnement intégré dans les newsletters ou contactez FTV ou l’INA. Pour en savoir plus, voir les politiques de confidentialité de FTV et de l’INA.

bouton de recherche
icone play

Contenu proposé par

France Télévisions
sso_title
sso_description
Langues vivantes01:42

Why is ivory so valuable?

A Question A Day

You’ve probably heard of elephants and rhinos being killed for their horns or their tusks.

Their horns and tusks are stolen because they are made of ivory, a rare and precious substance. 

It’s an organic material, made by certain animals such as the narwhal, the elephant or the rhinoceros.
In ancient times, narwhals were hunted for their ivory because people thought this fantastic animal had extraordinary powers. Over the years, ivory was used to make piano keys, billiard balls, jewels, sculptures or religious decorations. But to get the ivory, men slaughtered animals. In the 20th century, so much ivory was being sold that in 1989, it was banned by all countries. Because elephant and rhinoceros populations were being depleted; they are now endangered and protected species. 
Unfortunately, when a species is endangered, the ivory sells for even more! In 2016, 20,000 elephants were massacred by poachers in Africa. 1 kg of ivory sells for around 1,000 dollars, so sellers are sure to make a lot of money. Fortunately, China, the world’s biggest consumer of ivory, has decided to ban its trade at the end of 2017. There are 25,000 rhinos left in the world and 470,000 elephants in Africa. It’s still time to save these last great mammals!

Nom de l'auteur : Jacques Azam

Producteur : Milan Presse, France Télévisions

Année de copyright : 2018

Publié le 23/07/18

Modifié le 22/03/19

arrow
voir plus

Ce contenu est proposé par