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White House bans ivory imports and exports

February 13, 2014

Elephant poached in Mozambique. Copied  from EIA Facebook page

Elephant poached in Mozambique. Copied from EIA Facebook page

The US has banned commercial import and export of ivory except for bona fide antiques and certain other items.

“This ban is the best way to help ensure that US markets do not contribute to the further decline of African elephants in the wild,” the White House statement says.

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