Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised Sunday to end her nation's trade in ivory, delighting conservationists who have long urged the kingdom to tackle the rampant smuggling of tusks through its territory.
Speaking at the opening of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), Ms Yingluck said she will amend Thai law "with the goal of putting an end to the ivory trade".
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra walks on stage before the opening of the 16th meeting of the Conventional Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) at the Queen Sirikit National Covention Center on Sunday. (Reuters Photo)
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