01 Jun '15, 5pm

China pledges to phase out domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

Peter Knights, the executive director of WildAid, said that this was a significant step but he would wait to see if the measure was carried out. China did not say just when the phase-out would begin or end, even though eliminating the supply of ivory for products in China is seen as a critical step to saving the world’s wild elephant population. “In our recent survey, 95 percent of Chinese supported a total ban on ivory sales. This would be the next logical step for China, as well as the greatest single measure to reduce poaching in Africa,” said Knights.

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