An elephant summit has opened on Monday in the resort town of Hwange, Zimbabwe, to look at the management of elephant populations. Several countries are expected to push for the global ban on the ivory trade to be lifted. According to the BBC, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and several other countries are demanding the right to sell their ivory stockpiles to use for the conservation of growing elephant populations. Zimbabwe says their ivory stockpile worth about $600m would boost underfunded conservation efforts.