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Consumer Awareness of Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade’s Impact Grows Rapidly in China

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SAN FRANCISCO (March 3, 2015) — Chinese consumer awareness of the ivory and rhino horn trade’s devastating impact on African wildlife has grown rapidly over the past two years, the result of major public awareness campaigns by wildlife organizations and state media, according to two new reports from WildAid, the African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants as part of their joint campaigns in China.

Duke of Cambridge Stars in WildAid PSAs Throughout China

As The Duke of Cambridge tours China this week — the first such visit by a senior member of the British Royal Family since the 1980s — WildAid and its partners are spreading the word for elephants and rhinos with public service announcements starring His Royal Highness across the country.

Watch Our World Wildlife Day Google+ Hangout

Join WildAid and the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday, March 3 @ 9:00am ET for a Google+ Hangout to celebrate ‪#‎WorldWildlifeDay‬. Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli will discuss wildlife trafficking and other issues with experts from the NGO community, including WildAid CEO Peter Knights. 

Update: If you didn't catch the live broadcast, you can watch a recording of the conversation here

China’s One-Year Ban on African Ivory Carving Imports: What Does it Mean?

On Thursday, the Chinese governmental agency that oversees the nation’s wildlife trade announced a one-year ban on African ivory carving imports, effective immediately. Though the brief statement was posted online without fanfare, it sparked a global conversation as to what it means and how it could impact the ivory trade. Read more ...

Hong Kong Party Leaders Call for Ivory Ban

HONG KONG — In a significant boost for Africa’s elephants, leaders of Hong Kong’s largest political party have announced plans to push for a commercial ivory ban in China.

On Monday, five lawmakers from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) announced at the party’s annual Chinese New Year press conference that they would submit a recommendations to ban the domestic sale and transportation of elephant ivory in China for discussion in Beijing next month, when officials will convene for annual plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Read more...

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