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Worked ivory on display in Hong Kong © Warren R.M. Stuart / CC Generic 2.0

Closing strategy ending Hong Kong's ivory market

Worked ivory on display in Hong Kong © Warren R.M. Stuart / CC Generic 2.0

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Published 21st April 2017

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TRAFFIC recommends rapid phase out of local ivory trade in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 21st April 2017—Surveys by TRAFFIC of Hong Kong’s ivory markets found traders at 27 out of 76 licensed ivory outlets (36%) encouraging buyers to smuggle ivory out of the city without the appropriate export permits.

Closing strategy: Ending Hong Kong's ivory market

Report author(s):
Lau, W., Xu, L., Guan, J. and Xiao, Y.

Publication date:
April 2017