Europe’s Deadly Ivory Trade

Jul 1, 2018 | Studies

Avaaz in collaboration with University of Oxford and Elephant Action League – July, 2018

Despite being a major donor for elephant protection and conservation in Africa, the EU is still presiding over a thriving domestic trade in ivory. Within Europe, it is still legal to trade worked ivory originally acquired before 1947 without restriction. For the first time, this study shows that this legal trade is covering up an illegal trade. There is a widespread practice in countries across Europe of selling ‘antique’ ivory that actually dates from much later – and this illegal trade includes ivory from elephants poached and slaughtered in the last few years…READ MORE BELOW

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