Elephant Poaching on the Rise

NPR's John Nielsen reports that wildlife protection groups are alarmed at the increase in elephant poaching in various African countries. The groups are critical of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. They say it was a mistake for CITES to lift the total ban on ivory trading and allow some countries to sell elephant ivory that was stockpiled in warehouses. They say that allowing the one-time sale rekindled the black market in ivory trading.



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