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Supporters of an ivory ban protest outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”

Lawmakers in Hong Kong voted to ban all ivory sales in the territory on Wednesday, a move environmentalists hailed as a definitive measure to help curb elephant poaching.

The policies represent a massive step forward in the fight against elephant poaching across Africa and in parts of Asia, where the animals are slaughtered for their tusks. Environmentalists estimate more than 33,000 elephants are killed every year to help feed the demand for ivory, which is seen as a status symbol in some Asian countries.

Countries including Thailand and Vietnam are now the largest remaining markets for the ivory trade, and officials are calling on more sweeping bans to be instituted around the globe.

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By Nick Visser for the HuffPost.

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Two scoping studies have been integrated into one report to address the issue of climate change and the tourism industry in Australia. 1) Climate Change Policies and Australian Tourism: scoping study of the economic aspects by Peter Forsyth, Larry Dwyer and Ray Spurr. 2) Climate Change and Australian Tourism: a scoping study by Jeremy Buultjens, Nadine White and Steven Willacy.

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This report focuses on risk management policies, risk identification procedures, incidents and claims, risk management training, risk inspections, legal advice, transfer of risk for commercial and non-commercial activities and restriction of liability.

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Managing People in Australian Parks - 3. Risk Management & Public Liability

 

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