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Japanese trader: 'Ivory is wasted if you don't sell it'

Anti-poaching activists have accused Japan of fuelling the illegal ivory trade by allowing tusks to be legally registered without the need to provide proof of where they were bought or how old they are.

Campaigners say the regulations are far too weak and that illegally poached ivory may be entering the Japanese market.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 28 Apr 2016
  • From the section Asia
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