An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade

An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade

As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ biggest markets for ivory sales – and therefore one of this country’s prime drivers of the elephant poaching crisis. In this groundbreaking study, investigators with IFAW, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Humane Society International seek to uncover a previously-marginalized, but crucial, aspect of the trade: online ivory sales. The results are startling, and paint a fuller picture of Hawaii’s role in one of the most pressing conservation issues of our time.

Experts

Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Joseph Okori
Regional Director, Southern Africa and Program Director, Landscape Conservation
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jeffrey Flocken, Regional Director, North America
Regional Director, North America
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Rikkert Reijnen, Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Country Representative, Germany
Country Representative, Germany
Tania McCrea-Steele, Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK
Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Senior Advisor to the CEO on Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy