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Response—Consequences of Legal Ivory Trade

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Science  25 Jun 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5986, pp. 1634-1635
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5986.1634-d

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  • Know the Effects of Legal Ivory Trade

    The response of S. K. Wasser et al. to our Letter ("Consequences of legal ivory trade," 25 June 2010, p.1633) is replete with factual errors and misrepresentations.

    They state we are incorrect when we held that Africa's elephant population is not decreasing, changing the time frame from "recent" to "40 years" to make their point. The African Elephant Database and IUCN both indicate a continent-wide increase in r...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.