Tag: ivory


In conversation with EIA: Neil Gaiman on the natural world

Just prior to giving the 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture at London’s Royal Geographical Society, and despite the clock ticking closer to the moment he had to step out before the audience, author Neil Gaiman gave an impromptu interview in which he shared his thoughts about the natural world and the threats it faces


China’s carved ivory import ban ‘largely window-dressing’

China spurred a flurry of international press reports when it appeared to announce a ban on ivory imports into the country, although the ‘temporary ban’ does not apply to the huge domestic legal ivory market in China which continues to perpetuate the desirability of, and illegal trade in, ivory while stimulating demand


Seeing ‘red’ – the often hidden colour of wildlife contraband

The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented, Significantly less well known a product derived from a critically endangered species, often commanding black market prices up to five times higher than ivory – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills