China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory
AUGUST 16, 2008
It will allow China to bid for more than 100 tonnes of ivory stockpiled in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe through culling and natural deaths. The African states say they need to sell the stockpiles to finance the conservation and management of their elephant populations but critics say it will give illegal traders the opportunity to launder poached ivory. I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run?