Due to the obsession of mainly Chinese people with ivory, elephants could be extinct within 10 years. Ivory is a status symbol for them and they also see it as an investment.
In Africa at least 100 elephants a day are being killed for their ivory by poachers. They die a horrible death and their tusks are often hacked off when they are still alive.
Terrorist groups and corrupt governments are often involved. This blood money is used to fund the purchase of weapons of oppression.
A mass slaughter is taking place just for greed.