Help end the European Union’s trade of ivory now!

The EU is the largest exporter of ‘legal’ ivory in the world. Legal ivory markets stimulate demand, confuse consumers, obfuscate international law enforcement efforts, and serve as a cover for trade in illegal ivory. There is evidence that ‘new’ ivory obtained from illegally killed elephants is being laundered into trade within EU Member States, that modern ivory pieces are being treated to look antique, and that forged permits are in circulation. It's time the EU joins the U.S., China, Hong Kong, UK and Taiwan in a commitment to stop trading in ivory.

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Public Consultation on Ivory Trade in the European Union

The European Union initiated a consultation period on Sept 15, 2017 that will last until Dec 8, 2017 that “aims to compile information and views on the extent, structure and main features of legal and illegal trade in ivory in and from the EU, as well as on the priorities that the EU should follow in its approach against ivory trafficking. You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.

The questionnaire is accessible in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Replies may be submitted in any of the 23 official EU languages.

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