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Ban on Ivory Proposed in Africa

April 25, 2007

Nairobi, Kenya - The hope is a 20-year ban would protect the continent's elephants from extinction.

Kenya and Mali, which spearheaded the moratorium along with Togo and Ghana, are seeking to have the measure adopted at the June meeting of the 169-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), their representatives said at a meeting in Paris on Tuesday.

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