China agrees to phase out its ivory industry to combat elephant poaching

Conservationists hail China’s first ever commitment to phase out legal, domestic manufacture and sale of ivory products as a victory in the fight to save Africa’s elephants

The Guardian

Last updated on 29 May 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Logging and unsustainable harvesting
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals