4 of the kidnapped girls who escaped. 276 girls remain captured. [photo: AP Photo/Haruna Umar, File]
Follow the Money, and You'll Find the Elephants
As you may know, elephants are closer to extinction than ever right now due to a rampant poaching epidemic that is killing an average of 100 elephants a day. The world's last remaining elephants are being slaughtered without abandon -- often entire families at a time -- all for their ivory tusks.
However, not many people know the frightening fact that the profits from this illegal ivory often ends up straight in the pockets of criminal syndicates and terrorist groups. Comprehensive reports have unequivocally linked the illegal ivory trade to terrorist groups such as al-Shabaab, who carried out the mass murder of 67 people in a Nairobi shopping mall last year.