African Conservationists Praise China's Ivory Ban

The sale of ivory just became illegal in mainland China, a move heralded by conservationists, who say the legal trade has been providing cover for its illegal counterpart, perpetuating the belief it is okay to buy and own ivory. Max Graham, CEO of the elephant conservation group Space for Giants, welcomed the news, saying the fact that China has taken this stand means that "there's a new conservation superpower in the world that is taking its responsibilities seriously." "And we're hugely enthusiastic about this because obviously the ivory trade is...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 3 January

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