Elephants have been poached for years for their ivory. The demand for ivory has increased in recent years, which has severely harmed elephant populations.
China has just declared that they will be banning the trade of ivory, and they have set a one year timeline to do so. They will start by phasing out legal ivory processors and traders, and totally shut down the legal ivory trade by December 31, 2017. The Chinese government will help transition ivory trade workers to other professions.
This is a great way to end 2016!
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