Kenyan ivory is growing cheaper, partly because of Chinese efforts to end the illegal trade. China is the world's biggest importer, and diminished demand has pushed the price of raw legal ivory down to $730/kg from a high of $2,100 three years ago.
Against the backdrop of civil war in the Central African Republic, conservationists are working to protect and preserve the wilderness.
US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. However, the federal agency responsible for the ban still has on its website that it will issue permits for trophy hunting.
Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The Asian state is considered a key transit point for the smugglers.
When the US announced plans this week to allow the import of elephant trophies, global outrage echoed loud, and President Donald Trump soon put the decision 'on hold'. But are there arguments for controlled slaughter?
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