Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market

A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.

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  1. […] a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released on Friday, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) also called on the […]

  2. […] month, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released the new briefing Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market and a campaign film, calling for legal ivory sales to be stopped and for China to be stripped of […]

  3. […] EIA (of which I am a fanboy), has a related piece out about the (lack of) success in the regulated sale of ivory stockpiles to stem the illicit […]

  4. […] You can read the EIA briefing Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market here. […]

  5. […] risen markedly since the last legal ‘one-off sale’ took place in 2008, with at least 30 tonnes seized in 2011 alone, representing around 3,000 dead elephants. This is probably only 10% to 20% of the total illegal […]

  6. […] have risen markedly since the last legal ‘one-off sale’ took place in 2008, with at least 30 tonnes seized in 2011 alone, representing around 3,000 dead elephants. This is probably only 10% to 20% of the total illegal […]