Ivory to be crushed in Bangkok, Thailand. Credit: U.S. State Department
Service Commends Thailand’s Destruction of Illegal Ivory
August 26, 2015
The Service today commended the Royal Thai Government for its destruction of 2.1 tons of illegal ivory in Bangkok. The ivory crush builds on Thailand’s recent efforts to stem the illegal trade in ivory by listing African elephants as a protected species under Thai law and strengthening regulations governing the possession and trade of ivory and ivory products.