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THE SECOND AFRICAN ELEPHANT DISASTER:
HOW THE IVORY TRADE REPEATED ITS TECHNIQUES TO CIRCUMVENT "IVORY CONTROLS” FOR 40 YEARS WHILE CITES FAILED TO LEARN FROM HISTORY by Dave Currey
This 14 page paper is written in a personal capacity by the author who spent years working undercover as well as campaigning for the protection of African elephants. Its purpose is to provide an historical perspective on the failed attempts at controlling ivory trade. It is the author’s opinion that a failure to recognise this history has resulted in disastrous decisions at CITES causing the current elephant disaster.