I saw an earlier version of this. It is being seized upon by the neo-ecologists who argue that alien invasives really aren't that bad and that we should just accept them and let beauty and diversity get replaced by sameness and sterility. I expected that the WSJ would pick this up. No biologist argues that perch weren't native to the Adirondacks.

Smart Crow

Obama Announces Rules to Protect Endangered Elephants

New Ivory Regulations Will Restrict Interstate Sales

WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2015) — President Obama today announced new regulations on elephant ivory that would further restrict interstate sales. If finalized, these new regulations would place a near-total ban on domestic ivory sales, imports, and exports of African elephant ivory.