China to Stop Processing and Selling Ivory in 2017

January 1, 2017 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

A great start to 2017: News that China will stop processing and selling ivory.

One of the many sources: Independent of the UK:

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/china-ivory-trade-ban-2017-game-changer-africa-elephant-wwf-a7503121.html

which states that between 2006 and 2016, approximately 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for ivory tusks. We can’t reverse deaths, but I hope this new ruling will give the elephants a chance to survive and that the poachers will not move on to other illegal activity. I wish for a future in which people don’t harm each other, animals or the environment. In my job, I work to add educational opportunities to people in the US and other countries to learn new skills and create new jobs. My hope is that people will have options and not have to kill anything or anyone to earn money. I agree with the philosophy of the organization, Tusk, which states:

” . . . the future of Africa’s unique wildlife relies heavily on our ability to successfully link the livelihoods of the local people with the benefits of preserving their natural heritage. ”

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