Taiwan Announces Domestic Ivory Ban Starting in 2020

With the close of the 60-day public comment period on its proposed domestic ivory ban, Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau officially announced the ban on its domestic ivory trade starting on 1st January 2020. The Wildlife Conservation Act regulations, specifically Article 33-3, stipulates that as of 1st January 2020 “the sale of and purchase permits” for “ivory or ivory processed products” shall formally end.

In 1989, the bureau had imposed the Wildlife Conservation Act to strictly curb the import and export of ivory, but in consideration of its large ivory stockpile and the large number of carvers and traders depending on the trade, it rolled back the regulation and re-opened the domestic ivory trade in 1995.

More info at https://wildaid.org/taiwan-announces-domestic-ivory-ban/