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Zimbabwe pushed to sell its $600 million inventory as the southern African nation opposed easing a global ban.
While elephant population declines are threatened in many parts of the world, in southern Africa it’s a different story.
Zimbabwe, in particular, has seen its numbers grow so fast that it now says it is struggling to manage them.
It hopes to sell its vast ivory stockpile to help pay for better conservation.
International trade has been banned since 1989.
Will lifting it encourage more poaching?
host: Hashem Ahbara
Zimbabwe National Parks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo
Will Travers, Environmentalist, Chairman of the Born Free Foundation