Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Could Hong Kong be the next country to crush its ivory stocks?

Chinese media this morning (Sunday 12-1-14) are raising the intriguing question of Is Hong Kong ready to destroy its ivory? A senior wildlife advocate in the Chinese province is reported to have said that officials are recommending the destruction although the final decision will rest with a committee.

Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in an interview with the South China Morning Post has is quoted as saying that two officials with Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) in Hong Kong wants the islands 33 tonne stockpile destroyed. The stance of the officials was disclosed following a meeting between Gabriel and the officials.

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