Global Ivory debate escalates as Tanzania revels cost of maintaining its Ivory Stock Piles

Nairobi — As the debate rages worldwide over if Tanzania should be allowed to sell its stockpile of ivory, internal attention is now focused on the practical question of costs.

Does it make sense for the country to continue spending $75,000 annually to secure its stockpile of 12,131 tusks – weighing 89,848.74 kilogrammes and estimated to be worth $12 million in the Asian markets?

An elephant skeleton sitting in the dust

A stock room overflowing with seized ivory

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One Reply to “Global Ivory debate escalates as Tanzania revels cost of maintaining its Ivory Stock Piles”

  1. Akhilesh Chipli

    seized ivory should be destroyed forever. There is no meaning in selling. selling of ivory may add profit one’s country, but it increase greedy about collection of ivory by any means like poaching, killing etc. First destroy it, and BAN on ivory permanently!!!

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