Thailand’s Prime Minister Commits to End the Ivory Trade in Thailand

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has committed to ending the ivory trade in her country. Her announcement came during the opening of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok, which included a video address by Prince William backing the global campaign.

Thailand currently permits its citizens to trade in ivory from animals that have died of natural causes inside the country, but campaigners say the system provides a loophole for the trade of ivory from animals killed illegally elsewhere.


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