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Conservationists Applaud China’s Plan to Phase Out Ivory in 2017

China says it will end all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017. The plan has been welcomed by conservationists as a “game changer” in the effort to end illegal ivory trading that has led to a sharp decline in Africa's wild elephant population. The world’s largest ivory market said Friday it plans to phase out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017, in a move widely backed by conservationists after calls to end a trade that has decimated wild elephant herds. The...

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