Support New Zealand’s ivory and rhino horn ban!

The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar business and the fourth most lucrative transnational crime after drugs, weapons and human trafficking. This is a global problem that requires bold action. Each year, at least 20,000 African elephants are illegally killed for their ivory and more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in the past decade. Poachers and militias also routinely kill the rangers protecting these animals. It’s time for the international community to close the remaining legal loopholes that help facilitate the illegal trade. Domestic markets of ivory and rhino horn undermine the conservation of these species through the incentivising of poaching and trafficking, stimulating demand and creating a complex regulatory environment which obfuscate international law enforcement efforts.

Impact Partners

Support New Zealand’s ivory and rhino horn ban by writing or calling:

New Zealand’s Minister of Conservation – Hon Eugenie Sage
Details: (+64 4 817 8727)

Associate Minister for the Environment – Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Details: (+64 4 817 8711)

Find your local representative

Articles about the ivory and rhino horn trade in New Zealand & news on the progress on the ban:

New Zealand Government to continue allowing ivory and rhino horn to be sold domestically

Are Australian and New Zealand auction houses contributing to the illegal ivory and rhino trade?

Will Ivory Sales Be Banned In New Zealand?

New Zealand’s Dirty Ivory Trade Exposed

A report on the New Zealand trade in ivory





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