Great news! Thailand’s Prime Minister pledged to end ivory trade in Thailand. The announcement was made at CITES COP16 which opened today, Sunday. This follows a massive petition drive urging and ivory ban. Thailand is currently the largest illegal ivory market behind China. However, work still needs to be done to monitor the situation. The PM gave no timeline, and the deputy director of Parks and Wildlife Dept said there were no immediate plans for a domestic ivory ban. For more information, see: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/calls-clampdown-illegal-wildlife-trade-18640347