China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?

Deutsche Welle

Last updated on 11 January 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals