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Identification Guide for ivory and ivory substitutes

Identification Guide for ivory and ivory substitutes

By WWF, CITES, TAFFIC The information contained within this book was originally developedfor the wildlife law enforcement community in connection with itsmandate to enforce international endangered species trade regulationsand restrictions. Thousands of copies of previous editions of thisguidebook have been distributed in three languages throughout theworld. As with previous editions, the goal is to provide wildlife lawenforcement officers, scientists and managers with a visual andnon-destructive means of tentatively identifying the authenticityand species origin of suspected ivory for...

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Appeal to Tokyo to End the Trade in Elephant Ivory

Appeal to Tokyo to End the Trade in Elephant Ivory

Dear Governor Koike, I am writing on behalf of the Council of the Elders of the African Elephant Coalition, a consortium of more than 30 African member States, to urge the jurisdiction of Tokyo to ban the trade of elephant ivory and appeal to you to recommend that the national government of Japan take urgent action to close its domestic ivory market. We applaud the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s progressive development of an Advisory Committee, under your leadership, to examine the ivory trade within your jurisdiction and outline measures to prevent the illegal trade. Your progressive steps...

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CITES – Information Document INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN LIVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

CITES – Information Document INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN LIVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

This document provides information on exports from the four countries involved in the trade in live African elephants since 2010 - Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini and Tanzania - with the aim of informing discussionsby the Animals Committee at its 31st meeting pertaining to 18.155, as well as its consideration of Decision 18.153. Information on this trade comes from two sources. The CITES Trade Database2 records export andimport information supplied by Parties up to 2018, and notes that 162 live wild-caught African elephants (Loxodonta africana) were exported directly from Africa to zoos and...

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Open Letter: African Elephant Coalition calls on Europe to show leadership on global biodiversity by closing the EU ivory market

Open Letter: African Elephant Coalition calls on Europe to show leadership on global biodiversity by closing the EU ivory market

Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans, The collapse of Africa’s natural ecosystems through habitat destruction, climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources such as the uncontrolled trade in wildlife, has reached a crisis point, one that is now compounded by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We, the Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC), an alliance of more than 30 African States, would like to call on the European Commission to consider the impact this pandemic has on Africa’s already strained biodiversity as well as the lives of billions of people...

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