A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers.
A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into Paris' Museum of Natural History and using a chainsaw to cut off a tusk from a centuries-old elephant skeleton.
What an intriguing question was raised in the reports, "Ivory haul proves a tough sell to schools" (March 15) and "A 16-tonne headache for conservation officers" (March 14).
What do you do with 16 tonnes of elephant tusks? Conservation officers wrestling with that problem have shelved - for the time being - the idea of incinerating the growing stock of illegal ivory...