Thursday 17 March 2016

Angola proposes to ban the trade in ivory

Luanda — A decree banning the sale of ivory and its derivatives will be presented Friday in Luanda by the Multi-sector Commission against environmental crimes.

The decree will shut down ivory sale outlets, like the Luanda's Benfica handicrafts market.

The measure to curb ivory trade (and rhino horn) includes the deployment of a crime unit at Luanda's 4 de Fevereiro International Airport and in the localities of Maria Teresa (Cuanza Norte) and Bengo

The Minister of the Environment, Fátima Jardim, said that trade of ivory artifacts  will cease to exist in the country as a means to curb poaching.

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