China To Face Out ivory Trade By end of 2017

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

China supprised many at the CITES convention early October when she was in support for the ban of ivory and committed herself to announcing the timeline of its ban by the end of 2016

As a commitment to the ban, China will begin phasing out registered legal ivory prosessors and traders by March 31st of 2017 and will shutdown it’s legal commercial ivory trade completely by December 31st 2017.

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Yahoo under pressure over ivory sale on its auction site

About 1.1 million people have signed a petition demanding the withdrawal of ivory sells in Yahoo’s auction site saying it supported a trade fueling wild elephants’ slaughter.

The international environmental campaign group Avaaz addressed its petition to Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, Manabu Miyasaka, chief executive of Yahoo Japan, part-owned by Yahoo Inc. and Softbank Corp, and “all other companies allowing ivory sales online”.

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