Ivory Imports to Halt in China Ahead of Visit by Prince William

Ivory Imports to Halt in China Ahead of Visit by Prince William

China has proclaimed a one-year ban on African ivory imports ahead of next week’s presence of Britain’s Prince William, who is in strong opposition regarding ivory trade. China will cease all ivory imports until February of 2016, according to the country’s State Forestry Administration. The ban will include all carvings obtained after 1975. Prince William […]

Elephant Ivory Sale Ban in USA Announced by White House [Video]

Elephant Ivory Sale Ban in USA Announced by White House [Video]

With many species of wildlife currently threatened by extinction, including the African elephant, the White House announced on Tuesday a ban on the sale of ivory within the USA. The executive order, signed by President Barack Obama, is part of a plan aiming to crack down on the trafficking of wildlife in general in the United […]

Obama Authorizes Symbolic Crushing of Confiscated Ivory Stockpiles

Obama Authorizes Symbolic Crushing of Confiscated Ivory Stockpiles

President Obama sent a huge message to the world when he authorized six tons of “blood ivory” to be crushed in Denver by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under the current administration, the United States will not support poaching. The pulverized ivory was considered a symbolic action of the new age of conservation. The […]