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Elephants Trumpet Ivory Ban

James A. Baker, III

Elephants Trumpet Ivory Ban.

As secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, James A. Baker, III, called for a total ban on international ivory trade. Now, China's announcement on Dec. 30 that it will completely close its domestic ivory market by the end of 2017 is being hailed as a "game changer." In this op-ed, Secretary Baker applauds the move by China and encourages President-elect Trump to restore bipartisan efforts to help revitalize elephant populations worldwide.

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