Tuesday, May 14, 2013

POACHING IVORY: THE CHOICE IS UP TO US


Whatever actions are taken to resolve this crisis, the larger issue is the underlying incentive for the elephant poaching: high demand and high ivory prices. The malady is human selfishness and ignorance that produces the market that causes all of this demand.

We’re seeing the symptoms being played out in Africa.

At the end of the day, one of two things will end poaching. Either there is no more demand for ivory trinkets, or there are NO MORE elephants. The choice is up to us.
 


Poaching decimated African elephant populations from ~ 1.3 million to 500,000 individuals in the eight years between 1979 and 1987, prompting an international ban on new ivory sales. However, current poaching rates now exceed those PRIOR to the ban.
 

 偷獵象牙的選擇是美國

無論採取行動來解決這個危機,更大的問題是:高要求,高象牙價格的相關激勵大象偷獵。弊病是人類的自私和無知產生的市場,導致這種需求。

我們看到正在播放的症狀在非洲。

一天結束的時候,一兩件事情會結束偷獵。無論有沒有更多的象牙飾品的需求,或者有沒有更多的大象選擇給我們。


偷獵非洲象種群銳減〜1.3萬至50萬個人在1979年和1987年的8年間,促使新象牙銷售的國際禁令。然而,目前的盜獵現已超過那些在禁令之前

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