A government worker holds up an ivory tusk at a waste management facility outside Seremban, Malaysia, on April 30. Malaysia incinerated almost four tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks and ivory products worth about US$3.2 million in April. Photo: AP

Asia has the tools to end illegal wildlife trade, but must show greater will

  • Numerous national regulations and multilateral treaties target the traffic in ivory, rhino horn and other endangered wildlife, but lax enforcement makes them paper tigers
Topic |   Conservation

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A government worker holds up an ivory tusk at a waste management facility outside Seremban, Malaysia, on April 30. Malaysia incinerated almost four tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks and ivory products worth about US$3.2 million in April. Photo: AP
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