A Monstrous Tragicomic Scene
12 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Date Written: June 2015
The recent meteoric rise to prominence of the Animal Rights movement and their powerful influence in the political sphere is a cause for disquiet amongst the more experienced conservationists, practitioners of wildlife management and those who place great weight on the issue of human livelihoods in Africa. The future of elephants will largely be determined by the extent to which the value of their ivory, an indisputable part of Africa’s natural wealth, can be used to secure their survival. We illustrate this point with a case study of Zimbabwe where, without a trade in ivory, the future of elephants is in jeopardy.
Keywords: Animal rights, Elephants, Human livelihoods
JEL Classification: B50, D50, D73, D74, D81, E01, F10, F13, F51, F53, F64
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