ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: IVORY POACHING COMES TO NEW YORK, By Ambassador Mo
Last year was the worst in more than a decade for poaching of elephants & rhinos. Much of demand is driven by rapidly growing, richer Asian markets. However, two New York jewelers were just found guilt for selling contraband ivory that cost the lives of at least 25 elephants. This week Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) began its meetings in Geneva. –MORE–
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