Zimbabwe on Monday sought the support of the European Union to sell off $600 million worth of ivory it has accumulated due to the global ban on the sale of tusks. The AFP news agency reports that Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority director-general, Fulton Mangwanya, told EU ambassadors to Harare that the country has 163,000 tonnes of ivory and 67 tonnes of rhino horns in vaults, and that “The burden of managing a stockpile that we cannot derive economic value, or plough back into the communities and conservation of the same species is quite a great pain”. To read this full story visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.