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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Singapore will stop its Ivory-goods business until 2021

Singapore will stop its Ivory-goods business until 2021

The Singapore government clamped down on the illegal trade of wildlife products and said it would impose a complete ban on domestic sale of ivory and its products from 2021.
The government announced this on 'World Elephant Day' after two years of consultations with non-governmental groups, ivory goods vendors and others.

The administration seized a large quantity of ivory-laden goods brought through smuggling last month. During this time, about nine tons of restricted ivory were recovered from smugglers. It is estimated that it would have been collected from 300 African elephants. Its market value was estimated at $ 129 million.

This happened despite the fact that since 1990 there has been a ban on international trade of all types of goods made from ivory in Singapore. Such goods can be sold here only with certain conditions.

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