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China Bans Ivory Imports

China has announced a one-year ban on the import of all ivory products, which took immediate effect on Thursday. China's State Forestry Administration announced the move days ahead of a visit to China by Britain's Prince William, who has campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking. Beijing is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, but is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, with demand leading to the slaughter of thousands...

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