New demand for ivory alarms Kenya

April 2009
African Business;Apr2009, Issue 352, p9
The article reports on the rise in elephant hunting in Kenya. It states that an international agreement in 2008 that legalized the sale of ivory has increased the demand for elephant tusks. Elephant coordinator for the Kenya Wildlife Service Patrick Omondi informed that elephant carcases found in Kenya with their ivory removed increased from 48 in 2007 to 98 in 2008 and commented that legalizing the sale of ivory has brought back smugglers and poachers into the trade.


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