Milestone In Anti-Poaching Campaign As Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade - DAILY UPDATES

Milestone In Anti-Poaching Campaign As Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade


Milestone In Anti-Poaching Campaign As Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade

It was a great day for elephants as lawmakers in Hong Kong voted overwhelmingly to ban ivory trade by 2021. This is in support of global efforts to save elephants from poachers who have been the major cause of high declines in elephant population.
This move has been highly received by animal activists, conservationists, environmentalists and animal loves who said that this ban effectively fixes a loophole in the fight against elephant poaching.
This move is coming after China banned the trade late last year.
Hong Kong is considered the largest market in the world for ivory, a market that has existed for more than 150 years.
This ban has thrown a much needed lifeline to elephants which were on the verge of extinction due to high death rates caused by poachers.
Kenya has led the global campaign against poaching by burning elephant tusks confiscated from poachers. The country, months back, torched the largest stockpile of elephant tusks in history and urged the world to join the campaign.
Milestone In Anti-Poaching Campaign As Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade
Destruction of confiscated ivory

Currently, there are only 415 000 elephants in the world. Over the past decade, the number of elephants has reduced by more than 110 000.
While Hong Kong has been lauded for the decision, many feel like the timeline of transition is too long as the poaching activities in Africa are still very high in number.
Milestone In Anti-Poaching Campaign As Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade

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