Price of Ivory From 2004 to 2008

Wildlife trafficking of ivory in 2004 led to a kilogram being sold on the black market to be about $100. Due to wildlife poaching, in 2008 the black market price for a kilogram of ivory was as high as $1,800.

Source: Associated Press, “Asian Ivory Trade Poses Danger to African Elephant,” ABC News, May 15, 2010.