TRACKING IVORY from National Geographic explores the human toll of ivory poaching in Africa.
This web resource is divided into three sections: gallery, map, and article. The gallery presents a series of photographs narrated by a National Geographic journalist. The map section provides an interactive series of visuals showing the smuggling routes and locations of the illegal ivory trade. Finally, a ten-part article explores how the ivory trade finances ongoing conflict in Africa.
Librarians will find this well-researched and highly visual website to be useful in informational reading activities in social studies.
To explore this resource, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tracking-ivory/.