France bans all ivory and rhino horn trade

19th August 2016

BRUSSELS - The French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has signed a decree banning the trade in ivory and rhino horn in France and all overseas French territories.This follows an earlier French governmental move to suspend re-exports of elephant ivory

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Ivory carvings depicting various sex acts on sale in Bangkok, November 2010. Photo: Thomas Quine via Flickr.com.

Give elephants a future!

Dominic Dyer
| 24th January 2014
Protestors will gather on Saturday at the Chinese Embassy in London to call for an end to the global ivory trade, writes Dominic Dyer. But it's not just China - the UK must also pay its part to save Africa's elephants.

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China destroys 6 tonnes of ivory

The Ecologist
| 6th January 2014
The Government of China today destroyed over 6 tons of ivory and other wildlife products confiscated from the illegal trade. But is it a PR move or a sign of a serious clamp down?

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