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Ban on domestic ivory trade passes at international summit

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A Kenyan ranger guards a stack of elephant tusks, intercepted before entering the illegal ivory trade. A new domestic ban was backed by most of the 217 members of the IUCN and may help save elephants that are now rampantly being poached. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Nations and environmental groups have agreed to shut down the domestic ivory trade, despite the resolution nearly being derailed by objections from countries including Japan and South Africa

September 11, 2016 — Following three days of political maneuvering, disagreements and walkouts, delegates at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) congress in Hawaii agreed on a text that calls on countries to close the internal trade of ivory “as a matter of urgency”.  Continue reading Ban on domestic ivory trade passes at international summit

Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit

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Delegates from several countries opposed a proposed ban on domestic ivory trading. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

As coalition of countries, including the US, push for resolution to end ivory trade, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting

September 10, 2016 — A resolution to end the domestic trade in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed ban.  Continue reading Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit