The fallen woman, who was not identified, died after the tusk of an elephant entered her lower back and went through her chest.
Few days ago China officially released a notice, closing the first of its state-licensed ivory carving factories and retailers, as part of their "orderly process" to end the widespread poaching of elephants in Africa by the end of 2017 and protect their remaining population.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined the 96 Elephants campaign to end illegal poaching of African elephant tusks.
After 25 adult and pup walrus were found decapitated along a beach in Alaska – some shot and some with their penis bones missing – authorities are suspecting ivory poachers are to blame. Walrus are often hunted illegally for their long ivory tusks and prized oosiks (penis bones).
Using ivory DNA, scientists have identified two major elephant poaching hotspots, a discovery that may help police trace the origin of an illegal trade that is decimating African elephant populations.