Tuesday, January 7, 2014

China Destroys 6.1 Tons of Illegal Ivory

In 2012, up to 36,000 elephants were killed for their ivory. 

For this first time, on Monday 6 January, China publicly demonstrated how they are supporting stopping the illegal ivory trade by destroying 6.1 tons of seized illegal ivory reports Xi Hua Net

Governments across the world are being called on to make the illicit ivory trade and wildlife crime a priority issue, to make a financial commitment to security enforcement and to impose a complete ban on all ivory sales.

As Thailand lawyers, we were proud to take part in the recent save the elephant march which was held in Bangkok  towards the end of last year.

Watch the footage here:

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