With poachers killing an elephant every 15 minutes on average, the pressure to shut down the legal trade in ivory is intensifying

Legal ivory markets across the globe must be urgently closed in order to combat the elephant poaching crisis, according to an agreement struck by 182 nations on Sunday.

The decision is significant in intensifying the pressure on countries that still host such markets, which conservationists say provide cover for criminals to launder illegal ivory.

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Source: Guardian Environment