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United States Tightens the Noose on the Ivory Trade

The U.S. crushed six tons of confiscated ivory in November, the start of a global push to stop the illegal ivory trade. (Photograph by Joe Amon, The Denver Post, Getty)

The U.S. crushed six tons of confiscated ivory in November, the start of a global push to stop the illegal ivory trade. (Photograph by Joe Amon, The Denver Post, Getty)

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.

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Comments

  1. Andrew Wyatt
    March 18, 1:46 pm

    Please read this related article entitled: Terrorists, Tusks and the Ivory Crush
    http://andreww1blog.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/terrorists-tusks-and-the-ivory-crush/

  2. Andrew Wyatt
    February 13, 11:11 am

    Can Private Conservation Contribute to Species Survival?

    http://andreww1blog.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/lions-and-rhinos-and-gazelles-oh-my/

  3. Patricia Stillman
    Cleveland, OH
    February 12, 8:59 am

    China could end the ivory trade today and stop the killing of elephants by making it illegal to carve, sell or purchase ivory in China. China could confiscate all ivory objects from galleries and shops, and individuals, prosecute violators and educate the public that ivory is for elephants not for humans to use for profit. If China can institute and implement a one child policy they can end the ivory trade. China must act and demand the world follow. Elephants are not a commodity just as human body parts are not a commodity to be carved, sold and purchased for profit. Death and extinction of an entire species in the name of art and profit is human insanity.