I'm posting this here as I am fed up of rewriting it on separate posts on conservation and other sites and so I can link back to it with ease where needed as I comment a lot on conservation and marine and cultural conservation issues (except pangolins).
I actually suggested the regulated sale of confiscated ivories (to fund ongoing conservation efforts, a DNA database and enhanced security of elephants and rhino and customs etc) before they decided to reprise Leakey's old
I used to be a Database Manager for IDG Media (the World's largest IT publisher) in the mid 90's. I was a journalist and photojournalist working in Kenya and internationally from the mid-late '90s. I have an MA in International Journalism from London's City University and did my dissertation on reporting in Africa and the use of statistics. It was called "Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics".
I have been arguing this for many, many years and have screenshots of much of it. I p