Ivory trade ban signals S'pore's zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade, but true test lies in global action

The ban, which will kick in on Sept 1, 2021, will close a loophole that allows ivory products acquired before 1990 to be traded in Singapore.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - Aug 12 is World Elephant Day, and Singapore celebrated it with a strong conservation message: The domestic trade in elephant ivory will be banned.

The ban, which will kick in on Sept 1, 2021, will close a loophole that allows ivory products acquired before 1990 to be traded in Singapore.

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