Global Ivory debate escalates as Tanzania revels cost of maintaining its Ivory Stock Piles
Nairobi — As the debate rages worldwide over if Tanzania should be allowed to sell its stockpile of ivory, internal attention is now focused on the practical question of costs.
Does it make sense for the country to continue spending $75,000 annually to secure its stockpile of 12,131 tusks – weighing 89,848.74 kilogrammes and estimated to be worth $12 million in the Asian markets?
An elephant skeleton sitting in the dust
A stock room overflowing with seized ivory
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