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Diplomat Artist Buzz – can the magnificent elephant be an animal welfare ambassador rather than an ivory trinket or circus act? – Share your thoughts.

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UN Agency Praises China's Destruction of Ivory Stockpile

Improved law enforcement across entire illegal ivory supply chain, increased collaboration among transit/consumer countries thru international organizations like CITES, UN Office for Drugs & Crime, Interpol & World Bank is also needed.

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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