US bans commercial ivory trade | Bangkok Post: news

News > World

US bans commercial ivory trade

- +

The United States has banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers. 

File picture shows an ivory Buddha carving on display at an ivory shop in Beijing

The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant ivory, including antiques, and all commercial exports -- except for bona fide antiques and certain other items.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments