Hong Kong approves elephant ivory ban in landslide vote
World’s largest market will phase out sales of elephant tusks by 2021 under a three-step plan supported by lawmakers from across political spectrum.
Elephant ivory will no longer be on sale legally in three years after Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a ban on the “cruel business”.
Legislators in the world’s largest market for elephant ivory passed the bill, 49-4, just one month after Beijing shut down markets on the mainland.
Published by: SCMP on January 31, 2018
Programme: Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong
Project name: Combatting Wildlife Crime: Strategy for Enhanced Enforcement Action