How Much Is The Ivory From An Elephant Worth?

What is the current price of ivory?

At its peak in 2014 wholesale prices for raw ivory stood at $2,100 (1,900 euros) per kilogramme in Chinese markets, but by 2017 the price had fallen to $730 per kilogramme, according to the report by two ivory trade experts, Lucy Vigne and Esmond Martin.

Why is ivory from elephants so valuable?

Lots of elephants die as a result of hunters taking their tusks because removing the ivory almost always kills the animals. It’s estimated that up to 30,000 African elephants die every year because they are hunted for ivory. As well as this, a lot of ivory is sold by poachers who kill elephants illegally.

Can you get ivory without killing the elephant?

A tusk can be removed without killing the elephant.

But poachers use darts, poison and high-powered automatic rifles with night scopes to take elephants down and, while they are dying, the tusks are gouged out of from the living elephant’s skull.

How much does ivory go for on the black market?

The going price for the ivory — tusks brutally hacked from elephants by poachers — is a cool $1,500 per pound.

How can I tell if I have real ivory?

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What is the price of ivory per kilo?

From a high of $2,100 a kilo for raw ivory, the bubble chain burst down to around $500 a kilo.