Zimbabwe seeks to sell 76 tonnes of ivory - Zimbabwe Situation

Zimbabwe seeks to sell 76 tonnes of ivory

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zimbabwe seeks to sell 76 tonnes of ivory by Staff reporter 04 March 2014

Government is seeking permission to sell stockpiles of elephant ivory and rhino horn worth over $12 million that it cannot sell due to an international obligation that bans trade in endangered species.

Zimbabwe subscribers to the Convectional on International Trade in Endangered Species of flora and fauna (Cites) a global wildlife monitoring body.

The minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Saviour Kasukuwere said Zimbabwe should lobby the international community to be given permission to sell its ivory.

Kasukuwere said in the past wildlife positively contributed to the country’s economic growth through tourism and other initiatives such as the Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources.

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    76 tons of Massacred animals.

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    mark longhurst 4 years

    how much involvement in the actual poaching and slaughter of these animals has been uncontrolled and done by zanupf and their minions? Will the money really go to help the people or for the chefs to help themselves-nobody trusts you kasukuwere, anywhere in the world

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    godfrey c 4 years

    I think its too late for this, too many annimals have been poached that it would be insane for any one in their right mind to buy this in public.

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    Gomogranny 4 years

    That just about sums up the state of our Politics. GOING BACKWARDS FAST…… Sell to the highest bidder, quick, quick. While everybody else is BURNING their stockpiles to indicate to the world that only an elephant needs ivory, we in Zimbabwe decide to SELL IT.
    So, we shall feed the demand for ivory trinkets and shine a spotlight on Zimbabwe as a nice little source of more to come. Mr. Kasukuwere and everybody around him need their pockets lined….that is all this is about.

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    jobolinko 4 years

    JUST DESTROY THE TUSKS IF THEY HAVE COME A BURDEN TO KEEP ,WHY SEEK SPECIAL PERMISSION ,AND YOU ONLY?