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EU, UK favour Dars ivory sale bid

Britain supported a one-off sale of 105 tonnes in 2008, arguing that it would reduce poaching by satisfying demand
Britain supported a one-off sale of 105 tonnes in 2008, arguing that it would reduce poaching by satisfying demand


2010-03-21 - Doha, Qatar , CATHERINE RIUNGU

In a surprise turn of events, Tanzania is this week likely to win its bid to sell its stockpile of ivory, estimated to be worth $15 million. The vote on Tanzania’s proposal to be allowed to sell its ivory stockpile is due this week amid reports that the counter-proposal 20-year ban on ivory sales that has divided Kenya and Tanzania down the middle is likely to fail, partly because Britain and other members of the EU are refusing to support it.



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