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Ivory trade
Gove announces plans to ban sale of ivory

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THE sale of ivory items of any age could be banned in the UK under Government plans announced last week.

There is currently a ban on the sale of ivory items produced after 1947, but the sale of ‘worked’ items (works of art, ornaments) created before this date is permitted.

The new plans, which were announced by environment secretary Michael Gove, will make it illegal to sell ivory of any age.

Gove said: ‘The decline in the elephant population fuelled by poaching for ivory shames our generation. The need for radical and robust action to protect one of the world’s most iconic and treasured species is beyond …

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