Under pressure: the story behind China's ivory ban

This year, China’s government enacted a ban on ivory sales and started closing down carving workshops, despite ivory carving being seen as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’. How did such an astonishing U-turn come about?

The Guardian

Last updated on 30 August 2017

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