Thursday, July 16, 2015

Report: Hong Kong Is Key Link in Ivory Trade

A new report from conservation group Save the Elephants shows Hong Kong has more ivory products for sale than any other city in the world. The group says the illegal export of these products to mainland China is undermining that government’s efforts to stop the ivory trade. According to the report released Thursday in Nairobi, researchers counted more than 30,000 ivory items on sale in Hong Kong in 72 different retail outlets. Most of the items are carved jewelry and figurines, sold to...

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