The lack of control for ivory trades is delaying advancement made by China and the US to fight elephant poaching, say NGO Wild Aid, after a study reveals traders using lawful trade as a cover.

An Elephant’s ivory tusk is seen in the Samburu national reserve, Kenya. Prior this week, hours earlier a state visit to the UK by China’s president, Prince William urged Chinese citizens to end purchasing unlawfully trafficked wildlife products such as ivory and horn to protect Africa’s rhino and elephants.
Photograph: Alex Hofford

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