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Ethiopia Takes a Public Stand Against Poaching

Ethiopia is the first Horn of Africa country to publicly destroy its entire stockpile of ivory. In a ceremony on March 20 at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, the government of Ethiopia burned more than six tons of raw tusks, carvings, trinkets and jewelry. The African Wildlife Foundation, AWF, commended the government for taking a public stand to save Ethiopia’s remaining elephant population of around 1800.  It said Ethiopia is a key hub for the illegal trade of ivory with...

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