Dr. Goodall Applauds China’s Action to End the Domestic Sale of Ivory


In a statement from today, Dr. Jane Goodall congratulates China on their announcement to end the domestic sale of ivory. Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute appluad the government’s destruction of 1,500 pounds of their ivory stocks, expressing their commitment to supporting the international action against the poaching of elephants and rhinos.You can read Dr. Goodall’s full statement below and learn more about the current issue by reading these selected news stories.

News Stories:
Huffington Post
The Guardian
Wildlife News

Jane’s statement:

“If we could stop the demand from the world’s two largest ivory markets – China and the United States – we could turn the tide on illegal poaching. Illegal poaching has taken 64 percent of Central Africa’s elephants in the last decade alone. The only way we will put an end to this senseless slaughter is to put an end to the market for ivory. I applaud China’s action and urge them to do more in hopes that other countries will follow their lead, both in banning ivory and in cracking down on its illegal trade.”

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace


About Author

Jane Goodall is a passionate road warrior, traveling nearly 300 days each year on a worldwide speaking tour to raise awareness, inspire change, and encourage each of us to do our part in making the world a better place. Jane's love for animals started at a young age and in July of 1960, at the age of 26, she followed her dreams and traveled from England to what is now Tanzania, to bravely enter the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars, but with her unyielding patience and optimism, she won the trust of the Gombe chimpanzees, and opened a window into their lives for all to see. Jane's studies has taught humanity one of the most important lessons - that we humans are not the only beings on this planet with personalities, minds capable of thinking and above all, emotions. Her findings shook the scientific community and made us re-evaluate what it means to be human.