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Did a Legal Ivory Sale Increase Smuggling and Poaching?

From the NBER Digest: Did a Legal Ivory Sale Increase Smuggling and Poaching?: After the experimental 2008 sale, there was a discontinuous jump in the proportion of wild elephants poached and in seizures of contraband ivory leaving Africa. Advocates of...
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