The elephant’s tusks that are made up of ivory support China’s economy on a large scale due to its huge demand around the globe. Though the activities and procedure of collecting ivory were brutal and harmed the elephants badly while dismantling tusks, the trade was legal in the country.
But now, China has announced to stop its legal ivory market and has announced that all the trading activities of ivory will be banned by end of 2017.
The ivory market was the major factor responsible for the reduction of elephant’s population in Africa. Moreover, the numbers have been drastically reduced in past seven years.
The decision of the ban came out with collaborated conclusion given by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
China dominates the world’s largest market for ivory. Alone in China, 70% of the trade is carried out within the borders with the rate of $2,400 per pound.
The Government State Council stated that all the commercial sale of the ivory sold online or physically will be banned by March, and all the ivory carvings will be moved into Museum.
“It could be perhaps a crucial turning point which will help elephants recover back from the edge of extinction,” said Elly Pepper, Deputy Director of wildlife trade.
The ivory ban signifies that the China’s leaders have taken the concern seriously. Hence, nature somewhat acts like karma—if you disturb it, you will be more intensely disturbed.