New film reveals illegal ivory trade to Chinese audiences

Care for the Wild International steps in to support Green Heart Films

Last year while 25,000 elephants were slaughtered in Africa for their Ivory, over in China 70% of ivory carving buyers said they did not know elephants were killed for their tusks1.

With Care for the Wild and other international NGO backing,  filmmaker Steve. O. Taylor of the Green Heart Films trilogy is working with a rising Chinese photographer, Laurel Chor to go undercover to expose the myths. Steve O. Taylor has been documenting the devastating effects of the illegal ivory trade in Ivory for the past year, and this new venture will be made in Mandarin and Cantonese for distribution across China.

“We are driven with a passion to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants for we believe we can and must make a difference” said Steve. He headed off last week to start filming undercover the effects of this trade on African government and local stability, show the bloody truth behind the carved tusks and interview the front line rangers working to stem the growing numbers of elephants lost.

Philip Mansbridge, Care for the Wild CEO said: “We are delighted to support this much needed documentary, myth-busting and revealing the undercover issues that urgently threaten the iconic African Elephant.  The trade in illegal ivory is now second only to the illegal arms trade, and at least 100 elephants are lost per day – we work at all levels to support their protection and in China it is clear that education is essential if we want to protect elephants.”

We urge you to pledge your support – the film has already gained wide support and through crowd-funding all elephant lovers can be a part of this historic film’s making. Please make your donation to the protection of elephants against Asian Ivory markets here:


 1. IFAW