TITLE

Could China's love for ivory lead to the end of the elephant?

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Asia Weekly;9/8/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 35, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that China's taste for ivory is seeing more elephants killed for their tusks, due to illegal ivory trade worldwide. As stated, despite the ban, four of the African countries were given permission to hold a one-off sale with 108 tonnes of tusks going to Japan and China. In order to gain approval to take part in the sale, China had to present evidence that it had taken measures to tackle illegal domestic sales of ivory.
ACCESSION #
35373493

 

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