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In a Corrupt World, a Legal Trade Undermines Conservation

-Elizabeth L. Bennett, PhD is a vice president at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Ivory – to trade, or not to trade? With elephant populations declining rapidly across large swathes of their range due to poaching, answering that question correctly is vital to the animal’s future. African elephants, from which most of the world’s ivory comes, are facing their worst crisis since 1989, when international commercial trade in their tusks was banned. The…
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by: Elizabeth L. Bennett – Summer 2015

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