Elephants at Risk

October 1, 2012

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The largest ivory crucifix in the Philippines hangs in a museum in Manila. The body of Christ, 30 inches long, is carved from a single tusk. The piece dates to the early 1600s, when Spanish galleons began bringing Asian ivory craftsmanship to Spain and the New World. © Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images/National Geographic

Hour 2:           Why were more than 25,000 elephants slaughtered last year? We’ll talk this hour with Bryan Christy, who spent over two years investigating the tragic killings for National Geographic Magazine [2]. His cover story, “Ivory Worship,” appears in the October 2012 issue of the magazine.

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[1] Image: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/ivory/stirton-photography

[2] National Geographic Magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

[3] Download: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/162106821/KERA_162106821.mp3

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