Trade in ivory: UK and international policy and regulation
Published Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7875
There has been rising international concern over the declining population of African savanna elephants as a result of ivory poaching, and the subsequent international trade in ivory. In 2016, the UK Government announced plans to ban the sale of ‘worked’ ivory produced since 1947. This Commons Library brief details UK and international policy and regulation of the ivory trade.