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Victory: China to Ban Ivory Trade by End of 2017

Victory: China to Ban Ivory Trade by End of 2017

By Elly Pepper In what may be the biggest sign of hope for elephants since the current poaching crisis began, the Chinese government, today, announced a one-year timeline for its promised domestic ivory ban. According to the notice, China will begin phasing out registered legal ivory processors and traders by March 31, 2017 and shut […]

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    Victory: China to Ban Ivory Trade by End of 2017

    Victory: China to Ban Ivory Trade by End of 2017

    By Elly Pepper In what may be the biggest sign of hope for elephants since the current poaching crisis began, the Chinese government, today, announced a one-year timeline for its promised domestic ivory ban. According to the notice, China will begin phasing out registered legal ivory processors and traders by March 31, 2017 and shut […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    In a historic announcement, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) awarded the largest portfolio of environmental grants in the foundation’s history. The foundation awarded a total of $15.6 million in grants, including $7,631,508 for wildlife and habitat conservation; $2,525,000 for ocean conservation; $2,100,000 to protect indigenous rights; $2,085,000 to support innovative solutions to the world’s problems; […]