Congo and the UAE have destroyed their ivory stockpiles. Here's why that's so important

Today, in Dubai and Brazzaville the governments of UAE and the Republic of Congo publically destroyed their ivory stockpiles. Separated by 1000s of miles, sitting on different continents and facing very different challenges, both countries are united in their determination to end the illegal ivory trade.

The Independent

Last updated on 30 April 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Congo (Brazzaville)
United Arab Emirates
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals