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Ivory in Viet Nam

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Published 16th February 2009

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Elephants under threat as illegal ivory price soars in Viet Nam

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 February 2009—Indochina’s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Viet Nam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. 

An assessment of the illegal ivory trade in Viet Nam

Report author(s):
Daniel Stiles

Publication date:
February 2009


Notes:

The investigation into ivory trade in Viet Nam was supported by WWF-Netherlands, and the publication of the report, An assessment of the illegal ivory trade in Viet Nam (PDF, 500 KB), was supported by the Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation. 


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