Elephants Still In Danger Even After 'Queen Of Ivory' Arrest
Tanzania says it landed a major victory against ivory smugglers by arresting a Chinese national, but ivory poaching is still a big problem.By Ethan Weston | October 10, 2015
Tanzania says it struck a major blow against illegal ivory trafficking earlier this week with the arrest of Chinese national Yang Feng Lan. Officials say Yang was known as the "Queen of Ivory," and has been accused of smuggling 706 elephant tusks.
In the past decade, Tanzania has lost around two-thirds of its elephant population to poaching, according to a report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency.
Earlier this year, the U.S. and China agreed to a nearly complete ban on ivory. Both countries made a show of destroying stockpiles of ivory in order to send a message to poachers. Thailand has since followed suit. (Video via CBS)