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The Truth Behind Tusks: Exposing the Ivory Smuggling Route
Founder of the Special Investigations Unit for National Geographic, Brian Christy, embarked on a mission to find out exactly where these poached ivory tusks end up, as well as the routes they travel on en route to their final destination, in hopes of gaining valuable information about the ivory trade. How did he plan to infiltrate a trade that operates in secrecy? By creating two artificial tusks embedded with satellite-based GPS tracking systems.