China bans sale of ivory

Beijing, A total ban on sales of ivory will go into effect this weekend in China, the world’s largest importer of ivory.

At the beginning of the year, China announced it would close its ivory market by December 31, 2017. By March 31, it had closed roughly one-third of its ivory processors and retailers, and the remaining 22 ivory processors and 88 retailers will be closed before the year ends this week.

Source: Jordan News Agency