AFRICAN PARK RANGERS ARE REQUESTING THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG TO BAN THE SALE OF IVORY, a decision to ban by this government is expected to be made in 2017. The Ranger petition is against compensating the ivory hoarders by the HK government fearing it will prompt a ‘run’ on ivory at the expense of the remaining elephant populations.
The Mainland China government is expected to ban local sales this year , too.
Both these important government decisions will go a long way to ease hunting pressure on the dwindling elephant populations in Africa and Asia.
China is the main market for raw ivory, subsequently made into trinkets and souvenir trash for the larger world markets…