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, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
James Isiche, Regional Director, East Africa
Regional Director, East Africa
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Peter Pueschel, Director, International Environmental Agreements
Director, International Environmental Agreements
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Regional Director, South Asia