IN PICTURES: Zimbabwe sits on US$600 million worth ivory due to international trade ban

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Pictures by Thandiwe Garusa

Zimbabwe is currently sitting on an ivory stockpile worth over US$600 million due to the blanket ban  on trade enforced by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Below are some images from a tour of the country’s stockpile at Zimparks headquarters in Harare, last week.

Zimparks officials  were pleading for EU support to sell the ivory.