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African Nations Unite to Fight Ivory Trade


Animals  (tags: illegal ivory trade, Africa, agreement, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cher
- 4086 days ago - iar.org.uk
Officials from 17 African countries have signed a landmark agreement in an attempt to end the illegal trade in ivory and boost the continent's elephant population. The delegates met in the West African nation of Mali, to discuss the implications of a



   

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RC deWinter (418)
Monday February 11, 2008, 8:46 am
I hope thier efforts are successful.
 

Samantha O (374)
Monday February 11, 2008, 4:07 pm
Burning ALL the ivory is the ONLY way to stop the trade. It sends a definite message. Shooting poachers on sight is also another good deterrent. Richard Leakey made huge inroads into the preservation of elephants by implementing these methods. When he was succeeding greedy people tried to kill him. By using drastic action he was very effective. Let's hope they come up with a definite solution now and not a bandaid measure with big loopholes to allow the slaughter to continue. Thank you Cher.
 
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