China moves toward ban on all ivory trading

Dec 14, 2016
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…
Ivory items are shown to the media before being destroyed in Beijing on May 29, 2015.
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Southern African countries are pushing to sell ivory again

Aug 12, 2016
While some countries burn ivory in a show of conservation, others say they should be able to decide whether or not to sell it.
Kenya Wildlife Services rangers stand guard around illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks, ivory figurines and rhinoceros horns at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the world's biggest ivory bonfire after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end 'murderous' trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. 
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Procter & Gamble in the post-recession climate

Oct 23, 2015
The consumer giant faces questions about its pricing and strategy.

How billiards created the modern world

Apr 3, 2015
Early promoters needed a substitute for ivory billiard balls. Result? Plastics.