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African and Asian Nations Agree to Tackle Illegal Ivory Trade


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- 1934 days ago - abc.net.au
An international agreement aimed at curbing the illegal trade in ivory has been reached.



   

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Ben O (135)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:04 am
This is a matter to the United Nations Wildlife Protection Force. (If we had one that is)
 

lee e (114)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:27 am
At last they acknowledge the problem - now let's see if they act on it! None too soon!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:41 am
I wanna see proof that this crisis is being taken seriously---show us something/anything.
 

Theodore S (56)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:41 pm
Talk is cheap.
 

Bryna P (139)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 7:28 pm
I pray they honor their commitment. Thank you, Cal!
 

Ben B (18)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:21 am
This is fantastic news! Now the 16 other countries present at the conference, who haven't yet signed the agreement, need to sign immediately. Next all 30 countries to the agreement need to ratify its provisions locally by enacting their own legislation ratifying the agreement and its provisions in full. Third, all countries need to abide by the agreement and enforce its provisions locally.... In other words the work doesn't end at the end of the conference, there is much work to do yet. Let's hope that the UN and all 30 nations abide by the agreement and implement it fully.
 

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:32 am
noted
 

. (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:49 am
Notée
 

Danuta W (1251)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:55 am
Noted.
 

Veronique L (209)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:48 am
Noted with pleasure!
 
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