In a historic move, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will finally enact a near-total ban on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory that aggressively expands previous restrictions on the trade, with the aim of reducing the ruthless and widespread poaching of African elephants that has pushed their…
In a record-setting act of defiance against the illegal poaching driving elephant populations to extinction, Kenyan authorities will burn 116 tons of illegally obtained ivory on Saturday.
In an absolutely vital move towards preventing the near-imminent extinction of wild African elephants, a senior U.S. government official has confirmed that China plans to ban the commercial trade of ivory at some point within the next year.
This Thursday, China—the worlds biggest importer of smuggled elephant tusks—imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports. This sounds like good news for Africa's elephant population, right? It's not.