Despite the CITES Treaty of 1989, banning the global trade in ivory and rhino horn, the illegal business of killing elephants and maiming rhinos continues. Following a three year project into the subject, Brent Stirton reveals the motivations behind his latest work and exposes the place religion occupies in the demand, and continuation, of the trade.

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CREDITS

Photography: Brent Stirton
Reporting & Video: Bryan Christy
Multimedia Production: Andrew Hida
Archival Photography: Tom Stoddart
Music: Getty Images Music
With thanks to National Geographic Magazine

A Reportage by Getty Images Production

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