Could China's love for ivory lead to the end of the elephant?

September 2008
Asia Weekly;9/8/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 35, p14
Academic Journal
The article reports that China's taste for ivory is seeing more elephants killed for their tusks, due to illegal ivory trade worldwide. As stated, despite the ban, four of the African countries were given permission to hold a one-off sale with 108 tonnes of tusks going to Japan and China. In order to gain approval to take part in the sale, China had to present evidence that it had taken measures to tackle illegal domestic sales of ivory.


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