'We don't buy panda products - so the Chinese should get their hands off our elephants'
Elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, leading experts warned late last month in Botswana at the Kasane Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, which gathered 150 delegates from countries that are sourcing, transiting and demanding ivory. The participants signed onto 15 new commitments to stop the slaughter of elephants which have been hailed as significant not only for Africa but globally. Yet, some conservationists feel unless China -- the leadingconsumer of ivory -- commits to ending the ivory trade, elephants will be doomed. Read more