Harare, Zimbabwe - Republic of
ZIMBABWEAN DEALER INSPECTS ELEPHANT HIDES.
Zimbabwean hide dealer Emmanuel Gwafa inspects a stack of elephant hides prior to their auction at the headquarters of the National Parks December 10. The National Parks were selling off 27 000 Kg's of elephant products to local dealers. The elephant was downlisted from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 allowing Zimbabwe and Botswana to deal in ivory and elephant products at the 1997 Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference.