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Singapore to Ban Domestic Ivory Trade from 2021


Singapore will ban the domestic trade of elephant ivory from September 1, 2021, authorities said on Monday. The sale of elephant ivory and ivory products as well as the public display of such products for the purpose of selling them will be prohibited in Singapore once the ban comes into effect, The Straits Times quoted the National Parks Board (NParks) as saying. The ban highlights Singapore’s resolve in the fight against the illegal trade in species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), said NParks. Singapore is a signatory to Cites, under which international trade in elephant ivory has been banned since 1990. (IANS)

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