Comment: This is a little outside the square,

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This is a little outside the square,

and something that I have pondered over for a long time.I don't see it as an all out solution,but it may go someway to slow the dreadful business of poaching down somewhat.
Years ago, on the news I saw a massive pile of poached elephant tusks being burnt.
What if these tusks had been sold on the open market? Surly this would have swamped the market, and softened the price of ivory for sometime.
The money gained could be put back into wildlife protection, and the poachers punished.
Isn't the outright ban on ivory pushing the poaching trade, sort of like any prohibition?