Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market

Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed.

In Blood Ivory we also call on the UK and other governments that supported the sale of stockpiled ivory to China and Japan to accept responsibility for their decision and take proactive steps to reverse the harm it has done to global elephant populations.

We contend that a major factor in rising poaching levels of elephants has been the introduction of one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory to approved buyers.