South Africa’s attempt to sell ivory is likely to be approved by the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) when the UN agency meets in Nairobi, Kenya next April, news reports said.
South Africa is reportedly seeking permission to hold a once-off auction of about 28 mt of elephant tusks from the Kruger National park.
The park is said to contain a population of about 9,000 elephants, while it is designed to hold only about 7,000.
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