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Chinese customs officials prepare to crush illegal stockpiles of confiscated ivory in Guangzhou. (Photo/IFAW/Flickr).

Elephant Poaching In Africa Has Dropped For 5 Straight Years, But Faces New Threats From Southern Asia

2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa


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How Chinese authorities choose to act in response to potential speculator strategies is crucial for improving the probability of elephant survival. (Photo/ Flickr' Bas Leenders)

Game Theory And China’s Ivory Ban: Scenarios That Could Save Africa’s Elephants – Or Lead To Their Extinction

We employed reasoning informed by game theory to figure out whether elephant poaching is likely to increase or decrease under each China policy scenario in the future