Should countries with growing elephant populations be allowed to sell ivory legally to selected countries? A UN body is now taking up the question.
Nations are set to discuss more than 50 proposals regarding the protection of endangered species. Topics on the table include loosening restrictions on ivory trade and regulating mammoth ivory.
The CITES wildlife summit voted down proposals for one-off ivory sales. But with loopholes continuing to drive elephant poaching, the exctinct woolly mammoth could help protect the endangered animals.
If there's one thing to take away from this year's CITES endangered wildlife conference, it's that species protection is a high priority — but not everyone agrees with how it should be done.
Morocco swept aside the threat of Ivory Coast, while Tunisia might not make the knockouts after another draw. Later on, South Africa play Namibia.
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