The U.S. banned the ivory trade from Africa.
The U.S. government has imposed almost complete ban on trade in African ivory in the domestic market.
This was announced by the Minister of interior Sally Jewell, transmits Bi-bi-si. A ban on imports of ivory for commercial purposes and for export valid in the United States for several decades. The new rules restrict the ivory trade between the States.
Also, a ban on the export of products made from this material, with the exception of some antique jewelry.
Allowed the sale of musical instruments, furniture and weapons, which contain not more than 200 grams of ivory.
The specialists of service of protection of fish resources and wild animals of the USA noted that for smuggled ivory is almost impossible to identify if she has already hit the American market.
Every year in Africa from poachers killed 30 to 40 thousand elephants. According to some estimates, in the wild these animals there are only about 400 thousand