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Back in Business

A report on how demand for ivory products is on the rise, poaching in elephant range states is being driven by resurgent market demand in several Asian countries. A catalogue of seizures in 2002, including the seizure of over six tonnes in Singapore, provides stark evidence of a renewed threat to elephant populations

Lethal Experiment

A report into how the first CITES-approved ivory sale led to an increase in elephant poaching In 1997, CITES Parties voted to down-list the elephant populations of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, followed swiftly by a supposedly one-time only sale in 1999 of stockpiled ivory to Japan

Front cover of our report entitled Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line

Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line

The elephants of southern Africa are under fire in the front line of a conflict that has raged for more than two decades. The Appendix I listing of the African elephant by CITES has proved to be a success in countries which have demonstrated the political will to implement the ban on trade in elephant products

A System of Extinction: The African Elephant Disaster

A ground-breaking ivory trade report which scrutinises key markets in Asia, the rampant poaching in African countries and exposes some of the international criminals who oversee the trade. The report played a key role in achieving the 1989 international ban on elephant ivory trade at CITES