Traditional art or brutal industry? LegCo panel debates plan to phase out ivory trade by 2021

The Hong Kong Legislative Council debated a government plan to phase out the city’s ivory trade within a five-year period on Monday. The proposal, announced last June, will phase out the trade of ivory obtained before Hong Kong implemented the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provisions in 1975 and 1990. The […]