ivory trade

By Jan Vertefeuille and Zhou Fei On December 31, 2017, China instituted a national ban on the elephant ivory trade, marking an auspicious beginning to the new year for African elephants. Yet history tells us that criminals will continue to flout the law so long as there are customers for their products. Only by reducing...

The ivory trade is an “ecological and moral disaster” that requires businesses and consumers to take up the fight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton argued in a joint op-ed published February 23 in the Financial Times. Hillary, the former U.S. secretary of state, has been a vocal opponent of the black market trade in wildlife parts,...

On Tuesday the Obama Administration announced a national strategy on wildlife trafficking, including new restrictions on the ivory trade designed to create “a near complete ban” on the commercial sale of African elephant ivory in the U.S. Read the full story on our daily news page....