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South Africa to sell 30 tons of ivory

June 20, 2007
Posted in Green News

South Africa could earn R40-million from the sale of its elephant ivory, David Mabunda, the chief executive of South African National Parks (SANParks), told The Star newspaper in a report published on June 20 2007.

South Africa will be selling 30 tons of stockpiled tusks to Japan, Mabunda said. This follows last week’s decision by Cities in The Hague to allow a once-off ivory sale by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

The sale of the tusks, which have reportedly been stockpiled since 1992, would be “one of the benefits of good management”, Mabunda told the Star.

“We need money for conservation,” he added.

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