Shutting down ivory markets

Things could soon be looking up for a number of endangered species!

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species wrapped up in Johannesburg- South Africa this week, where delegates from 182 countries accepted 51 of 61 proposals to reform wildlife trade restrictions on hundreds of species including global bans on trade in pangolins and African grey parrots, as well as the de-listing of the Cape Mountain Zebra.

But some of the biggest news of the meeting was when delegates called for domestic ivory markets to be shut down completely, and gave states guidelines for how to effectively tackle the trade.

So then what do these guidelines involve? And will this move effectively stem the ivory trade in Africa? Watch the video below.