China bans import of ivory

Mainland China is banning all import of ivory for a year. An unnamed forestry offical stated that it would “allow the authorities to evaluate its effect on elephant protection before taking further, more effective steps“.

Read the this article to get more information.

At the same time Thailand is introducing a campaign aimed to promote laws and regulations suppressing the illegal ivory trade.

African villagers with elephant ivory tusks.
By Frank G. and Frances Carpenter

 

In 2008 the IUCN listed the African elephant to vulnerable and estimated the elephant population in Africa to be only 440’000 a drop of nearly 80 percent since 1979. In average the population has diminished with 50’000 elephants per year. Thankfully most countries now ban the trade of elephant ivory after USA took the first step in 1989 and more western and african countries followed suit. After the ban levels of poaching fell dramatically, and black market prices of ivory slumped.

How you can help stop the poaching of African elephants:

Make a donation to Blody Ivory.

Adopt an elephant through WWF.

Support the cause by signing a petition.

 

 

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