“Each day we are counting dead elephants.”
"Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain."
“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
The bust shines a light on the need for a stricter ivory ban, anti-poaching activists say.
While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.
Recognizing that consumer demand is driving the extinction of wild elephants across Africa, the Chinese State Council has
Ivory may finally become a relic of a painful and destructive age of commodifying wildlife, and elephants may be spared widespread regional extinction if China can implement its 2017 ban on ivory within the year, as planned.
In recent years, African nations with large elephant populations such as Kenya, Mozambique, and the Republic of Congo have
Out of this essential focus, a coalition called 96 Elephants was born. Named for the number of elephants killed daily in