China at last gives in to global pressure on rhino horn trade ban

A family of white rhinos feeding at Lake Nakuru National Park. Conservationists can rest easy following China’s decision to postpone restoring the trade on and use of rhino horns and tiger bones, after a decades-long ban, following a global uproar. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • China earlier this week announced that implementation of the ban lift had been postponed after further study.
  • Kenya has attributed the growth of rhino population over the years to continuous conservation efforts.
  • The move to postpone the ban lift has drawn relief from conservation groups and the Kenyan government.

Conservationists can rest easy following China’s decision to postpone restoring the trade on and use of rhino horns and tiger bones, after a decades-long ban, following a global uproar.

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