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African Elephants Loxodonta Africana in Namibia © Will Burrard-Lucas / WWF-US

In Transition: Bangkok’s ivory market

African Elephants Loxodonta Africana in Namibia © Will Burrard-Lucas / WWF-US

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Published 29th September 2016

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Massive downturn in Bangkok ivory market as Thailand implements national ivory action plan

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th September – Surveys by TRAFFIC have found a huge fall in the amount of ivory openly for sale in Thailand’s Bangkok markets over the past two years from a high of 7,421 ivory items in 2014 to just 283 products by June this year – a 96 per cent drop.

In Transition: Bangkok’s ivory market

Report author(s):
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Tom Milliken, Chution Savini

Publication date:
September 2016

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