Ivory Trade – On a serious note – Warning some graphic images

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Ivory Trade – On a serious note – Warning some graphic images

The Ivory trade is devastating Africa’s elephants. The problem of how to stop elephant poaching often comes up when the 177 countries that signed the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species CITES, meet, and with as many as 25,000 elephants now being killed for their tusks each year, the global ivory trade is again likely to be a focus of discussion when they gather in Bangkok this week ( March 2013).  A small number of mostly southern African nations periodically argue that a legal, closely regulated trade in ivory could help deflate the soaring prices that poached tusks fetch on the black market in China and other Asian countries.

Article Source WSJ Online AAP

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323293704578331771192423366.html

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