Hong Kong bans ivory sales in landmark vote

14 pieces of ivory weighing a total 58kg valued at Sh5.8 million that were impounded by KWS in Chogoria, Tharaka-Nithi County. Hong Kong has voted to ban ivory sales in a landmark move to end the infamous trade in the city. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for the bill that will abolish the trade by 202.
  • Hong Kong follows on the heels of China's complete ban on ivory sales that went into effect at the end of last year.
  • Poaching in Africa has seen the elephant population fall by 110,000 over the last 10 years to just 415,000.



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