Ivory crush in UK

Yesterday the Guardian’s Karl Mathiesen reported on the ivory crush in London by an NGO. He posted an old posting from this blog on the French ivory crush in November. See 4.08pm on his feed.

His conclusion about the day’s crush was the following:

On the surface, destroying ivory stockpiles seems to be a positive action, if only because it creates conversation and awareness about the illegal trade. But my feeling is that its effect remains mostly on the surface. Any causal link between burning stockpiles and elephant conservation is probably small and there is a definitive lack of evidence to support it.

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