China Gets Okay to Import Ivory of Endangered Elephant

July 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

 China Gets Okay to Import Ivory of Endangered Elephant

The good news is that China is not likely to abuse its privilege of importing ivory from African elephants which are covered by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which made the decision at a meeting in Geneva. NOT! What in the world?! China joins Japan as the only two countries that are permitted to import the ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

 China Gets Okay to Import Ivory of Endangered ElephantChina had to prove to CITES they had put in place adequate measures to manage regulated sales and tackle any illegal domestic ivory trade. And the number one thief of all IPR and everything else that can be copied is being trusted to keep that promise because of why?

In the future, China and Japan have to bid in a one-off auction of ivory stock piles from those four countries. And the elephants get to express their opinion when? And how? Correct me if I am wrong, but in this case wouldn’t endangered me, don’t break the tusks off the animals?

What’s going on here?