#US : ” White House Prohibits all `Commercial Imports’ of African Elephant Ivory”

#AceWorldNews says `Commercial Ivory Trade Banned in United States’

The US banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory in a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.

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The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant ivory, including antiques, and all commercial exports, except for bona fide antiques and certain other items, AFP said. “This ban is the best way to help ensure that US markets do not contribute to the further decline of African elephants in the wild,” the White House said.

 

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