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.
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.
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?
US President Donald Trump's administration has decided to allow hunters to import the body parts of African elephants killed for sport. Conservation groups have decried the move, saying it won't aid conservation efforts.
Ivory Coast face a winner-takes-all World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Saturday. The Elephants' forward Salomon Kalou tells DW that only victory will do as their place in Russia hangs in the balance.
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