tale of two maps ...(Map 1)The first map shows ivory trafficking routes from 2000 to 2008 - the year CITES allowed China to buy just over 60 tonnes of stockpiled ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe at auction. The second shows trade routes for 2012-13, and speaks for itself as to the new focus for demand. #StopStimulatingDemand 'A Map Of the World That Shows the Global Economy Of Elephant Poaching'
Urgent measures for elephants adopted at Botswana summit - EIA
Part of the seized shipment of 259 pieces of raw ivory in Dubai © UAE Ministry of Environment & Water - Yesterday (Tuesday) saw several African elephant range states as well as a number of ivory transit and consumer states at the African Elephant Summit in Gaborone, Botswana unanimously adopt 14 “urgent measures, to halt and reverse the trend in illegal killing of elephants and the illegal ivory trade".EIA is encouraged to see more commitment expressed towards specific and concrete actions