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Wildlife Summit Denies Proposal To Loosen Restrictions On Elephant Ivory Trade

WorldNews Friday, 23 August 2019
Wildlife Summit Denies Proposal To Loosen Restrictions On Elephant Ivory TradeElephant supporters celebrated on Friday after the CITES summit voted down proposals to loosen restrictions on the ivory trade by permitting countries one-off sales of stockpiles, according to Deutsche Welle. Zimbabwe, Nambia, and Botswana put forward the motion which would have allowed them to trade ivory in certain conditions and said the funds would be used for expensive conservation projects. But Kenya and several countries in the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) opposed the motion since the move would create an increased demand for ivory. Those opposed also said the move would make poaching far more likely across Africa and increase sales of illicit ivory since obtaining false...
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