mandag 6. januar 2014

China Destroys 6 Tons of Ivory

Over the past five years or so, as the poaching of elephants has swelled to record numbers, environmentalists and researchers have pointed a finger firmly at China’s ravenous appetite for ivory as the main cause for what is now widely described as a crisis. On Monday, however, the Chinese authorities received widespread plaudits when they destroyed more than six tons of confiscated ivory ornaments and tusks in Dongguan, a city in the southern province of Guangdong, which is a major hub for the ivory trade. Read more