August 21, 2014
Can China Save Africa's Elephants?
Adam Minter, Bloomberg
The Associated Press
Poaching rates correlate with the local black-market price of ivory, according to the study. Much of the seized ivory is bound for (or is already in) China. The authors suggest that reducing Chinese demand "should be a priority." Indeed, the authors suggest more research is needed on the role of a late-2011 ivory-auction restriction in China; notably, however, the local black-market price remained steady in 2012.
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