Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:28 AM
African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade
A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade. Garamba National Park manager Erik Mararv described the violent nature of the trade to the city's legislature, including an incident last year where he and his team were ambushed by poachers near an elephant carcass. "The poachers were hidden in the bushes closeby, it was a brutal contact and where three brave rangers...