• Kyodo News


Tanzania and Zambia have proposed they be allowed to sell ivory from African elephants, which is prohibited under the Washington Convention, in a one-off deal to Japan and China, sources said Saturday.

While the proposal will be discussed at the conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora next March, the argument will be heated as six African countries, including Kenya and Ghana, have sought the suspension of ivory deals until 2028.

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