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In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

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Re: In the early 20th century [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 15:22
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In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

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If something is available legally, people will avoid buying illegal thing.
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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 09:47
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In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

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This has to be (D), which means that the horns and tusks are not from killing new animals but from past ones that were already killed and that these remain in gvmnt warehouses, therefore no damage is done, since it is a sunk cost and furthermore, the increase in supply could decrease efforts to continue endangering the species to a minor extent. Although this last part is not really the most important part in explaining to why the correct answer is (D)
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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2013, 13:51
RESOLVE THE PARADOX: The conversationalists are supporting three governments in Africa to auction thousands of tons of ivory, despite the efforts to ban poaching.

PRE-PHRASE AN ANSWER: I have to think an answer that benefits both sides and controversionalists are assured that poaching will be ceased.

Wait! D can't be a good answer - because it only shows the advantage to the government. How about the the controversionalists? When are they benefited? Oh, I see that C shows this so-callled benefit and, therefore, is a better answer.


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In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

OA later...
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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 20:46
rajathpanta wrote:
In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

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Good one;
Conversationalist pressurised for ban ; now support the auction of confiscated Ivory. Hmm……………….
Its means that they have some motto of doing which has to be linked with ban.
I would have gone with C; seems that the fall in prices of ivory in market will force the poaching to stop. good.

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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2014, 09:00
OA and OE please

I'm pretty confident it should be D

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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2014, 23:38
In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

I would go with C...D is kind of irrelevant

1. If the ivory were to stay in the warehouses..why should it be an issue...& specifically why should the conversationalists support it based on this factor.
2. With poaching economically impractical..Poachers too will cease to exist..

C nicely fills in the gap & resolves the paradox..

BTW..OA is C

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Re: In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2014, 15:00
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In the early 20th century,ivory poaching led to near extinction of the black Rhino and the African elephant.As a result, numerous African nations supported a complete ban on all ivory sales. This ban has been in effect since 1989. The governments of South Africa,Botswana and Namibia have recently put up for auction thousands of tons of confiscated Ivory horns and tusks, in spite of the continued moratorium. However, the three governments have the support of the same conversationalists who help impose the 1989 ban on the ivory sales.


Which of the following, if true, contributes most to an explanation of why conversationalists support SA's, Botswana's and Namibia's auction of ivory?

a. The international demand for ivory has decreased since 1989.
b. Most wild elephants and rhinos live outside SA,Botswana and Namibia.
c. Once the tons of confiscated ivory are auctioned, the market will be flooded with ivory making poaching economically impractical.
d. If it were not for the auction, the confiscated ivory could never be used and would have to remain in govt warehouses.
e. Due to major conservation efforts, black rhino and african elephant populations have slowly but steadily increased in the last few years.

I would go with C...D is kind of irrelevant

1. If the ivory were to stay in the warehouses..why should it be an issue...& specifically why should the conversationalists support it based on this factor.
2. With poaching economically impractical..Poachers too will cease to exist..

C nicely fills in the gap & resolves the paradox..

BTW..OA is C


Agree with you buddy, I must have been drunk when I was doing this CR

C is correct answer choice

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