A statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society from CITES CoP18 concerning elephants and ivory. Said Dr. Susan Lieberman, VP of International Policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society: “The decisions today by the Parties at CITES CoP18 mean it’s status quo for elephants: No international commercial ivory trade is permitted and that is what needs to happen. CITES Parties agreed not to open any ivory trade, and to further call on governments to close their domestic ivory markets."
The elephant news at CITES CoP18 in Geneva breaks on 8/22/19.
WCS releases statement congratulating the Government of the United Kingdom for passing the 2018 Ivory Act.
NEW YORK (3 April 2018) – Today, elephant conservation received a tremendous boost when the United Kingdom announced an end to all exports, imports and domestic sales of elephant ivory with very few narrow exemptions.