• Not legally binding but may stem trade and poaching
  • Nearly one third of Africa‚Äôs savanna elephants killed between 2007 and 2014
  • Ban negotiations spurred feud

Nations and environmental groups have agreed to shut down the domestic ivory trade, despite the resolution nearly being derailed by objections from countries including Japan and South Africa.

Related: Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit

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Source: Guardian Environment