Close Domestic Ivory Markets to Secure the Future of Elephants

An introduction to the key facts and figures of the ivory trade and the threat it presents to wild elephant populations.

We also make a number of recommendations to governments, including supporting the closure of domestic ivory markets, rejecting any proposals enabling future international trade and to conduct inventories of all government-held ivory stocks prior to destroying them.

In addition, we urge them to strengthen the criminal justice response to elephant poaching and ivory trafficking and also to create a deterrent for consumers to stop buying ivory products.

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