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China's ivory market: revisited

Ivory products for sale in China © Vince42 / Generic CC 2.0

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Published 12th August 2017

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New study finds China’s ivory market shrinking ahead of incoming domestic ivory ban

Beijing, China, 12th August 2017, World Elephant Day—Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.

China's ivory market: revisited

Report author(s):
Yuankun Zhao, Ling Xu, Yu Xiao, Jing Guan, Wilson Lau

Publication date:
August 2017

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