As far as I can tell African elephants certainly are endangered and the United States certainly is a part of the international ivory trade that makes poaching a persistent problem.
Trust me Wood'roe America is not to blame for everything.
Several years back they were taken off the endangered list and limited hunting was allowed....I guess they're back on 'some lists.
Here's what I came up with....quote
"With an estimated 415,000 elephants left on the continent, the species is regarded as vulnerable, although certain populations are being poached towards extinction. ... With only 40,000-50,000 left in the wild, the species is classified as endangered"
The illegal ivory trade goes to China and Japan.....got to like the confiscated ivory tourists trinkets pictured in your link.
With today's liberal media I'm sure if any Ivory was caught entering the United States it would be front page news.