Wildlife conference mulls loosening restrictions on ivory trade
25 August 2019 | 9:55 am
Nations are set to discuss more than 50 proposals regarding the protection of endangered species. Topics on the table include loosening restrictions on ivory trade and regulating mammoth ivory.
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