They should be auctioned off and the money raised, 100% of it, used to enhance elephant's habitats and to pay for more anti-poaching protection - guards if you will.
More than 44 tons of ivory were reportedly seized across the world last year. It is believed to be the largest recovery in a quarter of a century. More than 100 African elephants are killed every day. More: independent.co.uk.
Some should be sold to fund poaching prevention.
Others should given to artists and civil society advocates who would be given it under the condition that it should be used to create art and artifacts designed to raise awareness of and empathy for precious creatures.