African countries like crowded the proposed ban ivory trade exchange – Beijing-g227

"African countries like crowded the proposed ban ivory trade exchange – China News Agency, Beijing in September 20 Johannesburg Xinhua (reporter Song Fangcan) since the ban on ivory and its products in international trade since the African elephant protected great extent, the number of elephants in some countries rebounded sharply. Said South Africa, Zambia and other African countries before the hope that the forthcoming opening of the "international trade in endangered species Convention" conference of the parties to the lifting of the ban on ivory trade, allow the sale of ivory in exchange for money. From September 24th to October 5th, the meeting of the seventeenth member states of the Convention on international trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and flora will be held in Johannesburg, South africa. By then, hosts South Africa and Zimbabwe, Namibia and other southern African countries will take the opportunity to lift the ban on ivory trade initiative. However, to change the status quo of the ban on trade, they need to be supported by 183 of the parties to the Convention of 2/3. At present, the camp against the legalization of international trade is still very strong, mainly including western countries, non-governmental organizations and other African countries such as Kenya. In southern African countries, the ban on ivory trade in the 80s of the last century was outdated. Over the past 20 years, although poaching activities are still repeated, but the number of elephants in these countries has rebounded, even as full of suffering. According to incomplete statistics, at present, the grassland in Africa is about 350 thousand, while the forest elephant is about 70 thousand. Among them, in the past 20 years, the number of elephants in Namibia has increased from 7500 to 20 thousand, Zimbabwe has also increased the elephant to the top of the 80 thousand. In a national park in Botswana, the number of elephants jumped from 30 to more than 130 thousand in the past 80 years. The number of elephants in South Africa increased from 8000 in 1994 to just over $17000 in Kruger National Park. In South Africa’s largest Kruger National Park, because there are too many elephants, many trees were uprooted or stripped of bark, the park is a mess. In addition, a large number of elephants also destroy crops, threatening the lives of trees, birds and even poor people. In Namibia a proposal to ban the ivory trade said: "the elephants destroy crops, damage to property and even harm human life, is considered to be the scourge of life people in remote areas of the culprit." For a long time, most southern African countries have welcomed the ivory trade. South Africa market still can see the stall trading ivory, while Zimbabwe and Namibia also requires a global ban ivory trade, to take advantage of the large number of confiscated or natural death caused by the elephant ivory inventory for wild animal protection fund, and funded by the violation of the people’s life. Zimbabwe currently has 70 tons of ivory, the current international black market price of about $35 million. The country, which has been mired in economic crisis in the past more than and 10 years, said the sale of the ivory was the only way they could raise money to protect elephants and compensate people. Opponents worry that once the ban on international trade in ivory, may give the community a legitimate signal to stimulate demand for more rampant poaching相关的主题文章: