Forest elephant steak; the new ivory. Loxodonta cyclotis poached as bushmeat

2008-02-11 - Zemio , Central African Republic , Karl Ammann

Once smoked the meat would fetch about CFA 35 000 (US$60) per 100 kg basket. The meat from this one carcass would have fetched a little over US$200. Each tusk weighed around 2 kgs (4 kg in total) and fetched about CFA 8,000 (US$14) per kg (big tusks can fetch a maximum of around CFA 12,000 (US$19) per kg). The total value of the meat (about US$200) was therefore about 4 times that of the ivory (US$50). The hunter confirmed that this was the usual scenario - elephants are hunted for their meat an...

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