IFAW investigation pushes eBay to announce global ban of all international ivory trade
In its announcement, eBay stated that in addition to the ban of international trade (trade between nations), that clearer and stricter policies would be implemented on a national level for in-country trade.
Peter Pueschel, IFAW Head of Global Program Against Wildlife Trade, said of the news: “This is fantastic news that an international company of eBay’s commercial and financial might has taken groundbreaking steps to protect elephants from the international illegal ivory trade. IFAW believes that this is an important step forward, but that a total ban is ultimately needed, and we will continue to work with eBay and others to implement this.”
A full version of the IFAW report is available at: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=210165.
To learn more about IFAW’s global campaign to protect elephants from commercial trade, visit www.ifaw.org today.