declined to about 35 percent of its original numbers."
Conservation Biologist, University of Washington
DEMAND FOR IVORY DRIVES THE ILLEGAL TRADE
Pictured below is confiscated ivory (top left corner), museum tusks (world record size), ivory scraps (lower right hand corner), cherished "legally" owned ivory tusks on the right, and various other specimens of ivory. They all have one thing in common: dead elephants. The only sure way to end the supply of ivory is stop the demand. Stop buying ANY ivory. You could be contributing to the demand for ivory without even knowing it. READ MORE
THE IVORY BAN IS A MAZE NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO NAVIGATE
"A confusing array of restrictions, bans and occasional legal mass sales make tracking and finding illegal ivory – made from the tusks of elephants slaughtered in spite of bans enacted decades ago — a challenge for the best of sleuths," writes Melissa Seagrest for Green Right Now. READ MORE