TANZANIA - JULY 2: An elephant feeds on bushes at dawn in the Selous Game Reserve on July 2, 2010 in Tanzania, Africa. Over 31,000 elephants, an average of 50 elephants in the Selous each month, have been killed in the last 3 years in this Tanzanian 'protected area' due to the ivory trade. In March this year, authorities in Vietnam seized 6.3 tons of ivory originating from Tanzania, followed by another 2 tons, also coming from Tanzania, seized in August. Between January and September, nearly 24 tons of ivory was confiscated worldwide. In the meantime, black-market prices for raw ivory continue to rocket, exceeding $1,000 a kilogram.