The year is off to a good start, with China formally starting the ban on ivory on 31 December 2017 that it announced last year.
According to Xinhua News Agency there has already been a 65% decline in the price of raw ivory over the past year, with an 80% decline in seizures of ivory entering China, with sixty-seven official factories and shops dealing in ivory closed by March 2017, with the remaining 105 being shut down by yesterday.
Happy new year to you too!
Well … that’s starting off the new year on a good note. One baby step in the right direction. Love the sheep wishing happy new year. All the best to you and yours, David.
Hey! Happy, happy new year to you and Gerry.
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