Ivory Auctions In Southern Africa Raise More Than $15 Million

Tusks are displayed in Windhoek at the first legal auction of elephant tusks in nearly a decade, 28 Oct 2008
Tusks are displayed in Windhoek at the first legal auction of elephant tusks in nearly a decade, 28 Oct 2008

2008-11-07 - Johannesburg, South Africa , Lisa Schlein

Conservationists say ivory auctions in four Southern African countries this week have raised more than $15 million for conservation efforts. The ivory sale was organized by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The organization says the money will go for African elephant conservation and to support local communities. Lisa Schlein reports from Geneva. Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe sold more than 100 tons of ivory to Chinese and Japanese accredited tra...

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