China gaat vanaf maart 2017 het handelen in ivoor verbieden!

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China gaat vanaf maart 2017 het handelen in ivoor verbieden! Dat is best wel een game-changer want zo goed staat China er niet op wat mensen- en dierenrechten betreft.

Met name de Afrikaanse olifant wordt hierdoor beter beschermd. Aili King, director of Wildlife Conservation Society Asia, zei het volgende: “This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory.

“This is a game-changer for Africa’s elephants. We call on all other countries with legal domestic ivory markets to follow China’s lead and close their markets as well.”

Professor Stuart Bearhop van the University of Exeter zegt dat het voorstel om ivoorhandel te veribeden “will make a difference and it is hugely encouraging for elephant populations and conservation in general.”

“The increase in elephant poaching has almost certainly been driven by increasing affluence in China and other parts of Southeast Asia.

“I think ivory will never become worthless, there will doubtless still be a large black market for it within China. For example, while some east African countries have been very vocal about clamping down on poaching, the illegal trade flourishes in other countries in Southeast Asia where ivory is banned.

“The likelihood is that demand for ivory will go down and this should reduce the extent of elephant poaching. But these are slow reproducing and long-lived animals, and so it will be a number of years before we see any signs of recovery.”

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