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Southern Africa / Elephants / Hong Kong / Ivory Trade #140693

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 16, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) South African nations of Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana reported asking United Nations for permission to hunt elephants and sell ivory.

(Hong Kong: Bill Redeker) Impact on merchants of the international ban on the ivory trade featured; scenes shown from Hong Kong of ivory that cannot be sold and of ivory carvers who cannot work. [Hong Kong MERCHANT - (thru translator) cites his family investment in ivory.] [Ivory Manufacturing Association Leo CHAN - says protectionists ignore existing problems.]

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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