Photo: Ivory Sale Gets Green Light From Wildlife Trade Watchdog



An elephant stands with her baby in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

The international body that oversees trade in endangered wildlife has approved the sale of 60 tons of ivory from South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The ivory was harvested from elephants that died of natural causes or legal culling.

But critics of the decision say that the ruling will only fuel illegal poaching to meet rising ivory demand.

Photograph by James P. Blair/NGS


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