He was able to view some of the many ivory
items recently donated by members of the public to IFAW's UK ivory
The UK wants to be a world leader in tackling the illegal wildlife trade and tough laws can end UK ivory
markets once and for all.
And 92 MPs have signed a Commons motion calling on the Government "to press for a total ban on ivory
sales and to close down the UK ivory
market, including that of antique ivory
, with immediate effect".
Esmond has authored several groundbreaking investigative reports on rhino and ivory
smuggling in Kenya and the trade in China, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.
The vote in the former British colony, where ivory
has traded for more than 150 years, came a month after China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, banned their sale.
Under our elephant program, WildAid aims to reduce consumer demand for ivory
products and to enhance public and political will for a domestic ivory
In early October, the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs set out plans for 'a total ban on ivory
sales in the UK', proposing more stringent regulation than the current rules, which are governed by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and implemented through EU legislation.
Alaska Native and rural economies across our state are being negatively impacted by overly broad bans on not just elephant ivory
but walrus and mammoth ivory
, said Senator Sullivan.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out proposals for a near-total ban on ivory
sales in the UK as he warned declines in elephant populations fuelled by poaching for their tusks "shames our generation".
Save The Elephants, a Kenyabased conservation group, said on Thursday that the number of Chinese-owned retail outlets selling elephant ivory
in the Southeast Asian country increased significantly between 2013 and 2016, and that the majority of buyers are visitors from China.
Research by wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic reveals that in China, where the domestic ivory
trade is being banned by the end of 2017, there were 1,687 new ivory
advertisements across 31 websites from January to April 2017.
Analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed the UK was also the largest exporter of legal ivory
to Hong Kong and China which, the organisation said, were two of the biggest markets for both legal and illegal ivory
In the early days of both cap-n-ball and cartridge firing sixguns, you could order fancy stocks as a matter of routine, with Colt offering ivory
and pearl grips for a modest increase in the price of their sixguns.
Twelve years after Merchant's death, Ivory
, who at 88 is still active in film, is happy about the restoration, which comes from Cohen Media Group, who acquired 30 Merchant Ivory
Productions films for restoration and re-release under Ivory
's watchful eye (in this case, in collaboration with original Maurice cinematographer Pierre Lhomme.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ivory
Coast's Transport Minister Amadou Kone in a meeting with Director General of Iranian Foreign Ministry's Africa Department in Abidjan on Tuesday asked for Tehran's help to renovate his country's public transport sector.