A cameraman in Hong Kong films seized ivory tusks prior to their incineration in 2014. Apart from being a major transit conduit for ivory, Hong Kong also boasts one of the world’s largest remaining ivory retail markets. Photo: AFP

Don’t wait five years to ban ivory trade, Hong Kong

Hubert Cheung says the grace period, at odds with mainland China’s own timeline for a ban, will open up loopholes for exploitation and, ultimately, won’t help traders

Topic |   Ivory trade in Hong Kong and China

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A cameraman in Hong Kong films seized ivory tusks prior to their incineration in 2014. Apart from being a major transit conduit for ivory, Hong Kong also boasts one of the world’s largest remaining ivory retail markets. Photo: AFP
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