China must act decisively to eradicate the ivory trade

Zhang, Li
November 2015
Nature;11/12/2015, Vol. 527 Issue 7577, p135
Academic Journal
The author argues that the Chinese government should eliminate stockpiles of raw ivory in order to end the illegal ivory trade. Topics include the killing of poached elephants for the black market in ivory, the possibility of a Chinese law banning the sale of ivory, and the projected cots of buying back legally stockpiled ivory in China. The role of ivory as part of China's cultural heritage is addressed.


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