A Song of Ivory and Fire: Why destruction of ivory stockpiles might not be a good idea

As Kenya prepares to destroy its entire wildlife products stockpile--an estimated 100 or more tons of elephant ivory, rhino horn and parts from other species--at the end of April, some are welcoming this move as a bold display of defiance against trafficking of wildlife products. Billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, and other well-meaning but misinformed individuals are …

China Pledges Cooperation on African Wildlife

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and delegates from 50 African nations met at the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. China made another step to stop poaching by pledging continued cooperation with Africa. FOCAC is a venue for China and Africa to discuss industry and development goals. China is Africa’s biggest …