India Abstains to Vote against reopening of Ivory trade - Indian Express - 24/11/22

Recently, India has decided not to vote against a proposal to re-open the international trade in ivory at the ongoing conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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The ivory trade was globally banned in 1989 when all African elephant populations were put in CITES Appendix I. The African elephant of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe were transferred to Appendix II in 1997 and South Africa’s in 2000.

India has been a vocal opponent of the international ivory trade for over three decades. It is the first time India has not voted against a request to reopen the ivory trade since joining the CITES in 1976.

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