Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows

Research shows the legal sale in 2008 catastrophically backfired – but two African nations want to repeat the stockpile sell-off

The Guardian

Last updated on 14 June 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Namibia
Zimbabwe
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Loxodonta cyclotis
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals