Breaking the deadlock on ivory

  title={Breaking the deadlock on ivory},
  author={Duan Biggs and Matthew H. Holden and Alexander Braczkowski and Carly N. Cook and Eleanor Jane Milner‐Gulland and Jacob Phelps and Robert J. Scholes and Robert J. Smith and Fiona M. Underwood and Vanessa M. Adams and James R. Allan and Henry Brink and Rosie Cooney and Yufang Gao and Jon Hutton and Eve Macdonald-Madden and Martine Maron and Kent H. Redford and William J. Sutherland and Hugh P. Possingham},
  pages={1378 - 1381}
An iterative process that recognizes different value systems may help to protect elephants Poaching for ivory has caused a steep decline in African elephant (Loxodonta africana, see the photo) populations over the past decade (1). This crisis has fueled a contentious global debate over which ivory policy would best protect elephants: banning all ivory trade or enabling regulated trade to incentivize and fund elephant conservation (2). The deep-seated deadlock on ivory policy consumes valuable… 

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Legal ivory trade in a corrupt world and its impact on African elephant populations.

  • E. Bennett
  • Economics
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2015
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