Despite the international ban on ivory poaching, the Marxist ZANU Government of Zimbabwe has been selling ivory to Red China in exchange for jet fighters, tanks and other military hardware.
DOCUMENTING A DISASTER
The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has documented the widespread destruction of wildlife in Zimbabwe in a devastating report.
Some 90% of the animals have been destroyed since 2000 when President Robert Mugabe began seizing and dividing productive white commercial farms into smaller plots to divide amongst his supporters. The ZCTF documents massive deforestation and widespread slaughter of the wildlife. According to the report Zimbabwe had 620 private game sanctuaries before the land invasions began. Now only 14 remain. Of the 14 conservancies before 2000, only 1 remains.