31 Jan '18, 11am

Tolle Neuigkeiten: Hong Kong verbietet den #Elfenbein-Handel

Tolle Neuigkeiten: Hong Kong verbietet den #Elfenbein-Handel

This decision will bring to a close a trade that had once brought the city notoriety as the world’s foremost supplier of worked ivory products in the 1970s and 1980s. “Today’s decision is another milestone for the conservation of elephants, and should serve as further encouragement for governments in the region to put an end to the domestic ivory markets that fuel the poaching crisis,” said James Compton, TRAFFIC’s Senior Programme Director, Asia Pacific. “Hong Kong's legislators should be congratulated for choosing to stand on the right side of history.” However, concerns remain that the closure of Hong Kong's ivory markets will be implemented in phases between now and 2021. With immediate effect, the amended law will ban the trade in elephant trophies, while an end to ivory imports and exports will follow three months after the law comes into effect. Commercial trade of ...

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