Good News: China Bans Ivory Sale in 2017!

Posted in Other | 31-Dec-16 | Source: Globalo News

Good news at the end of a turbulent year 2016:

The China State Council has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

  • It is a “game-changer” for the future of elephants as China is the biggest ivory market in the world. Estimated  70 percent of the world’s trade.
  • Ivory can reach $1,100 per kilogram in China.
  • This wise decision follows a resolution at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in South Africa in October 2016.
  • The populations of elephants across Africa shrinked by a third, according to the recently published Great Elephant Census.
  • The commercial processing and sale of ivory will stop by 31 March. All registered traders will then be phased out, bringing a full halt to the market by the end of the year.

Thank you China!