From: USA Today
We're facing a world without elephants
No one wants to imagine a world without elephants. But it's a distinct possibility unless a global effort succeeds in preserving them.
The conference came two years after the Obama administration imposed a strong ban on ivory sales in the United States. That effort played no small role in encouraging China — the world’s largest ivory market — to do the same. Then this April, the United Kingdom set itself on a course to adopt the strongest restrictions on ivory sales of any country; the legislation is on the verge of being finalized.