Conservationists say China holds key to saving elephants

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists say it’s a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants: a pledge by a Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast consumer market drives elephant poaching across Africa.Now, conservation groups are waiting in suspense for China to outline how and when it would ban a sophisticated industry that criminal syndicates use as cover for their illicit business in tusks. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Zhou Fei, head of the China office of TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring organization, predicts that an ivory trade ban could happen in 2017 when a legal stockpile of ivory in China is possibly depleted.The May 29 comment about an end to China’s ivory trade came from Zhao Shucong, head of China’s State Forestry Administration.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too How do cataracts affect your vision? Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall How men can have a healthy 2019last_img

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