China moves toward ban on all ivory trading

Adam Allington Dec 14, 2016
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Ivory items are shown to the media before being destroyed in Beijing on May 29, 2015. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

China moves toward ban on all ivory trading

Adam Allington Dec 14, 2016
Ivory items are shown to the media before being destroyed in Beijing on May 29, 2015. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
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The government of China says it will soon announce a timetable to close down its domestic ivory industry. China has long been the site of the world’s largest market for both legal and illegal ivory. Conservationists say a total ban would effectively end the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.

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