It might help ellies but the ivory ban ‘is killing hippos’


The elephant ivory ban is killing hippos, conservationists have said, as poachers and hunters take advantage of a loophole in new laws.

The Ivory Act, which will come into force later in 2019 in the UK, was championed by Michael Gove, the British environment secretary, but conservationists argue that it puts hippos at grave risk since the import of their tusks will still be legal...

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