World's Biggest Ivory Market Shutting Down—What It Means

World's Biggest Ivory Market Shutting Down—What It Means Today China closes the first of its state-licensed ivory carving factories and retailers, a move conservationists hail as a big step toward saving elephants from extinction. Source: National Geographic Today China closes the first of its state-licensed ivory carving factories and retailers, a move conservationists hail as a big step toward saving elephants from extinction. World's Biggest Ivory Market Shutting Down—What It Means