Elephants and Ivory: Lessons from the Trade Ban

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The authors examine the example of elephants in this exposition of the arguments favouring 'sustainable utilization'. This approach ensures species survival by employing a framework based upon property rights, enforcement of those rights and local community involvement.

Executive Summary

The African elephant is not an endangered species: there are at least 10 viable populations.

The UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) broke its own rules by listing the African elephant as endangered.