Chinese ban ivory

Some good news to start 2018: Preliminary studies are showing the ban on ivory in China is working well.

From the BBC:

“Wildlife campaigners believe 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers every year.
State media said there had already been a 65% decline in the price of raw ivory over the past year.
There had also been an 80% decline in seizures of ivory entering China, said Xinhua.
The ban was announced last year and came into effect on Sunday, the last day of 2017.”

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Happy New Year!

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