The Enforcement Imperative

A report on how enforcement measures must be strengthened and implemented as a matter of urgency if the illegal trade in ivory is to be tackled effectively.

The sophistication and scope of organised crime syndicates far outweigh the capacity and resources of many enforcement agencies, particularly in developing countries.

The most pressing of many problems associated with enforcing meaningful control over the ivory trade is the need to improve communication and cooperation between the various enforcement agencies at both a national and international level.