China set to ban Ivory trade

31 December 2016 | Jo Jenkins | Safari and Beach News, Conservation

At last. China is set to ban ivory sales at the end of next year. A  massive relief for conservationists and the 100,000 elephant that have been lost to poaching in the last decade.
Beijing is the world’s biggest centre for ivory and the ban will put pressure across the globe to ban any form of ivory trade.  Currently the UK has a loophole which allows some trade and, along with US, France and Hong Kong, this lead by China will hopefully put a total ban on any form of ivory trade thus protecting these magnificent creatures.
It would be fantastic if this could now spread to increased protection for other endangered animals particularly rhino and the mountain gorillas.

Written by Jo Jenkins

Jo’s enthusiasm for safari as a child when her parents worked in Zambia, then Kenya. Jo quickly fancied herself as a safari expert and has been a keen game tracker ever since. Although, more recently, she is very keen to trial many of the (more luxurious) beach lodges we now offer.

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