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Killing the ivory trade

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The 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), showed its teeth by coming up with a concrete action plan to curb the illegal ivory trade. 

It ''officially requested'' eight countries allegedly involved in the trade, including Thailand, devise action plans or face trade sanctions.

The ivory trade issue had been put up for discussion in two main forums, Cites' Committee II and the Standing Committee.

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