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By: James A. Baker III
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.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/17/ban-japan-european-union-ivory-markets-elephant-poaching-extinction-column/2014792002/

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