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New law will 'wipe out' ivory trade

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The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is drafting a law change to ban the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to reduce international pressure over the illegal ivory trade in the country. 

Deputy chief Theerapat Prayulasidhi said the department is proposing to amend the 1992 Preserve and Protect Wildlife Animal Act to ban the domestic trade of elephant tusks.

He admitted the section regarding the ivory trade is sensitive so the department has to listen to the views of all stakeholders.

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