Endemic Species

Black Drongo

Black Drongo

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal

Asian Koel (Female)

Asian Koel (Female)

Romanticised Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus, Linnaeus 1758)

Asian koel (Male)

Asian koel (Male)

Romanticised Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus, Linnaeus 1758)

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Executive Director Aili Kang: “China has announced today that it will close its domestic commercial elephant ivory trade in 2017.  President Xi Jinping announced last year that China would take this action and now we have a timeline.

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Stalking jaguar in Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Gautam Shah)

According to World Wildlife Fund, the rapid loss of wildlife species today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. We are watching them disappear on a daily basis. It is astounding.

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