Culture | China's ban on ivory 'will greatly reduce elephant poaching'

China’s ban on ivory ‘will greatly reduce elephant poaching’

Beijing's ban on ivory takes effect next week but it has already had a big impact, wildlife activists say; poaching in East Africa is down, although the killing of elephants remains high in Central Africa's forests

December 26, 2017 5:04 PM (UTC+8)
Yao Ming walks with a baby elephant in Africa. The basketball star played a key role in the PR campaign against sales of ivory in China. Photo: WildAid
Yao Ming walks with a baby elephant in Africa. The basketball star played a key role in the PR campaign against sales of ivory in China. Photo: WildAid
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