Good News for Elephants

Some happy news to start 2017 off: China has officially banned trade in elephant ivory, thus likely saving hundreds of elephants each year. This comes after a lot of pressure on China to take this step, but remains to be seen exactly how it will be implemented, particularly in terms of Hong Kong’s role as a middleman in the smuggling process, and one somewhat outside the bounds of Mainland policy implementation. Still, fingers crossed!

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