Posts about: Conservation

Global ivory trade has been banned for decades, so why are there still stockpiles?

Global ivory trade has been banned for decades, so why are there still stockpiles?

China is the most recent nation to destroy its ivory stockpile. It is the world’s largest market for illegal ivory, and the move is welcome news for threatened elephant populations. Ivory represents a tusk hacked, at the point of death, from the elephant, a cognitively and socially complex creature. One of the problems with ivory […]…