Reports

REPORT: A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China

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Photo: Mointrigue / Flickr

An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. The media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide in that year alone, representing the lives of at least 2,629 elephants. In spite of the government’s efforts to regulate the ivory trade, China continues to be the world’s main recipient of smuggled ivory.

The IFAW Report [PDF, 1.53MB]