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China’s Plan To Ban Ivory Sales Will Not Save Africa’s Elephants

Hooray! The Chinese government finally came to its senses and announced that after 2017 it will no longer be legal to sell or trade ivory. Today’s announcement was long overdue and highly anticipated, particularly among Western wildlife conservationists pegged a Chinese ivory ban as the last best hope to save what’s left of Africa’s rapidly shrinking elephant population. China is by far the world’s ... Read More »

The meeting of Chinese Solar Lighting And Kenyan Elephant Conservation

The following article was written by  Ziyi Guan and Yanting Hua from China House Kenya “Chinese are helping Africa’s wildlife conservation?” laughed some American tourists upon seeing a group of Chinese student volunteers wearing T-shirt printed with the words “Be Kind to Animals” while walking along the Diani coast near Mombasa, Kenya. Because of long-existing, deeply entrenched stereotypes, it has ... Read More »

[AUDIO] ‘China is doing more to protect elephants than Africa’

For the first time in years, there is positive news to report in the fight to save Africa’s elephants from extinction. A new study by the Save the Elephants revealed that the price of ivory in China has halved over the past 18 months, indicating that heightened social awareness on the Mainland combined with a series of new policy initiatives ... Read More »

[AUDIO] China’s proposed ivory ban: breakthrough or BS?

China’s surprise announcement that it will phase out the trade and manufacturing of ivory came as a rare piece of good news for Africa’s rapidly shrinking elephant population. While most major international wildlife groups welcomed Beijing’s new policy direction, others said it’s too early to rejoice until a specific timeline is announced and what, if any, exceptions may be included ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Report: Chinese diplomats & officials tied to ivory trade in Africa

A recent report by the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) alleges Chinese diplomats and officials are directly involved in the ivory trade in Africa. Most damaging, the EIA reports that even some members of visiting Chinese president Xi Jinxing’s delegation smuggled dozens of kilos of ivory back after an official state visit to Tanzania in March 2013. If true, the ... Read More »

How to Stop Ivory Trade with the Chinese Connection?

After investigating the Chinese connection with the ivory trade in Africa for the past three months, below is my own conclusion about how it is possible to break the Chinese-ivory link. Experts have estimated that China is responsible for about 70% of world ivory market. Beyond statistics, I have witnessed it with my own eyes in Africa. In some countries ... Read More »

How to Understand Chinese-related Environmental Problems in Africa

By Huang Hongxiang, Special to The China Africa Project Rhino horn, ivory, shark fin, lion bone, abalone, pangolin, turtle, timber… You could make a really long list about the Chinese-related environmental problems in Africa. Why? Here’s a primer on how to best understand the Chinese side of this increasingly important environmental problem: First of all, we should look at the ... Read More »

Chinese netizens react to poacher poisoning of nearly 100 elephants in Zimbabwe [TRANSLATION]

The Zimbabwean government announced September 25 that ivory poachers killed at least 87 elephants in a wildlife sanctuary in the country by pouring cyanide cocktails into their watering holes. This story was widely reported by Chinese media and attracted the attention of many Chinese netizens. Below are the top comments left by Chinese netizens on the version of the story carried ... Read More »

[AUDIO] China’s role in the illegal African ivory trade

Elephant and rhino poaching top the agenda again on the show this week following a pair of very high-profile media stories from the New York Times and National Geographic TV. There seems to be a growing awareness in the West, or at least among certain media producers, that China’s seemingly endless appetite for ivory is having a devastating impact on ... Read More »