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African Environmentalists Praise China’s Ivory Ban

Learning English | Susan Shand

China has made the sale of ivory in the country illegal.

Conservationists have welcomed the decision. They say any legal ivory trade in the world hurts efforts to stop the killing of elephants.

Max Graham is the Chief Executive of the group Space For Giants which works to protect elephants. He said, “There’s a new conservation superpower in the world that is taking its responsibilities seriously.”

He said that the ban on the ivory trade will support a larger struggle against all kinds of illegal trade in wildlife. The traditional use of wildlife parts in Asia, and especially in China, he said, has been responsible for the loss of “rare species around the world.”… read more 

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2018-10-23T20:17:49+00:00