Who Buys Ivory? You’d Be Surprised

2015-08-12 | National Geographic News

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Who buys ivory? I think a better question is “who will pay for the support of the elephants when there is no ivory market?”or “ Why do we take a valuable commodity and destroy it, making the remaining commodity more valuable?” Or how about “What happens to the 100 tons of ivory that could come to a legal market every year through natural death of these animals?” 

A new international survey reveals what’s really driving the demand side of the ivory market.

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