Conservationists Demand Tougher Enforcement Against Ivory Gangs

July 18, 2017 12:24 AM
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The illegal ivory trade has decimated elephant populations across parts of Africa. This week, delegates and activists from across the world are gathering in Geneva for a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - known as CITES. As Henry Ridgwell reports, activists want tougher enforcement of regulations to tackle the organized criminal gangs behind the ivory trade, which is estimated at $23 billion per year.