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TRAFFIC: Thailand’s ivory trade worrisome, continues despite ban

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BANGKOK, July 2 – The banned ivory trade in Thailand continues to raise concerns as the number of ivory products and shops has soared in the past 18 months, despite the illegality of trafficking.

Wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC reported that the number of products made from ivory in Bangkok soared by three times to over 14,000 items in the past 18 months and the amount of shops where products made from ivory were available rose by 105 shops.

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