China bans ivory imports—at least temporarily

Africa’s elephant population is being decimated, and the driving force is China’s thirst for carved ivory. Now after years of criticism China is finally taking action and has banned all ivory imports for the next year. Only 12-months really isn’t that long, and won’t do anything to curb China’s domestic ivory trade. But it’s a beginning and it does show that the Chinese government is finally acknowledging that killing elephants for their tusks is a practice that cannot be condoned.

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China bans ivory imports—at least temporarily

Africa’s elephant population is being decimated, and the driving force is China’s thirst for carved ivory. Now after years of criticism China is finally taking action and has banned all ivory imports for the next year. Only 12-months really isn’t that long, and won’t do anything to curb China’s domestic ivory trade. But it’s a beginning and it does show that the Chinese government is finally acknowledging that killing elephants for their tusks is a practice that cannot be condoned.

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