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Why America’s ivory ban won’t help elephants

<i>Making animals more valuable is better than trying to make ivory less so</i>

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The Duke of Cambridge deserves credit for bringing his influence to bear on the growing tragedy of the elephant, whose population is being decimated by poaching. But his advisers should have been quicker to dissuade him from one aspect of his campaign: the threat to dispose of his grandmother’s ivory collection.

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