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Niphon unveils new ivory trade laws

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The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has drafted two regulations to strictly control the domestic ivory trade for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to announce as law. 

The move is an attempt to escape an international ban on the country's wild flora and fauna trade.

The department was forced to act after the standing committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) criticised Thailand's Ivory Action Plan.

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