Elephants on the High Street: An investigation into ivory trade in the UK

Elephants on the High Street: An investigation into ivory trade in the UK

For this report, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) monitored the trade in ivory within, out of and into the United Kingdom (UK) over a period of several weeks in late 2003 and early 2004, communicating with scores of people selling ivory over the Internet and via outlets in six towns and cities throughout the country.

This snapshot of the trade reveals worrying loopholes in existing legal controls and enforcement measures. IFAW’s short investigation has revealed a thriving and uncontrolled trade in ivory on British high streets and over the Internet.

Experts

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Directrice France et Afrique francophone
Directrice France et Afrique francophone
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Experte éléphants
Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director
Directrice régionale Asie
James Isiche, Directeur régional Afrique de l’Est
Directeur régional Afrique de l’Est
Directeur du programme Éléphants, Directeur régional Afrique australe
Directeur du programme Éléphants, Directeur régional Afrique australe
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Peter Pueschel, Directeur Accords internationaux sur l'environnement
Directeur Accords internationaux sur l'environnement
Vivek Menon, Directeur du Wildlife Trust of India, partenaire d'IFAW
Directeur du Wildlife Trust of India, partenaire d'IFAW