UK Ivory Bill Challenge

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Banner Image – Protesters supporting the UK Ivory Bill being enacted in full outside the High Court, 16 October 2019   Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures  (FACT – a limited company formed by dealers and collectors, with funds channelled via the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA)) have argued in the …

Trophy Hunting, Part One: The nasty colonial sport of shooting wild animals

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Banner Image – A male white lion, part of a rare white lion pack, in the wild in South Africa. (PHOTO: EPA/LIESL EICHENBER) Op-Ed by Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 25 April 2019 Trophy hunting has historically been the preserve of colonial, white males. The only thing that has really changed is that …

From Tusk to Trinket – Persistent illegal ivory markets in Viet Nam

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Hanoi, Viet Nam, 13th December 2018— Illegal ivory is widely available in physical and online retail outlets throughout Viet Nam according to a new TRAFFIC report published with support from USAID. The December study, “From Tusk to Trinket – Persistent illegal ivory markets in Viet Nam,” documents surveys carried out …

Exposing the Hydra

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“Failure to take any meaningful action against identified networks and individuals has led to the present situation where international Vietnamese syndicates are operating with impunity across Africa and into Vietnam and its neighbouring countries. Illegal ivory, rhino horn and pangolins are entering Vietnam at alarming rates, accelerating further declines in …

The United Kingdom Ivory Trade

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UK Government and Parliament Petition – “Shut down the domestic ivory market in the United Kingdom“ Update from ivory auctioneers in Australia: “Leonard Joel kicks elephant out of the saleroom,” Financial Review, 7 December 2016 On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, Action for Elephants UK organised a gathering outside of the Department for Environment, Food …