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African countries ask for more flexible legislation, ivory and olifantenhandel

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Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia appealed against the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which the countries are checks on the trade in white gold. Reports that British newspaper The Guardian.

The three countries signed in 2016 already filed an appeal at the conference in South Africa, and will on Thursday try again in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They have problems both with the ban on ivory trade as strict rules on trade between the – still-living elephants.

Because Zimbabwe, with an enormous amount of ivory possession, which according to a statement in The Guardian, ” more than three hundred million dollars worth is, but who is not permitted to sell, runs the country is an important source of revenue.

It is, however, not only for profit. The country is also suffering a overpopulatie elephants: all of the parks together, now more than 85,000 animals, while there is only place for 55.000. This often leads to human victims that are unfortunate to come into contact with aggressive elephants.

CITES will see to it that elephants are subject to strict conditions, to be traded abroad. Between 2012 and 2018 sold Zimbabwe just not a hundred elephants to foreign countries, according to The Guardian. According to the country that is too little.

Botswana is also invaded by elephants and would love to see the olifantenjacht re-open again. According to president Mokgweetsi Masisi would be a double role: tourism a boost, and the population in control.