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Ivory trade - CITES

Selected documents related to ivory trade and CITES.

NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES, 2007/022. AMENDMENTS TO APPENDICES I AND II OF THE CONVENTION adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its 14th meeting, The Hague (Netherlands), 3-15 June 2007. See page 3 to 5 for annotation related to Loxodonta africana.
Bennett, Elisabeth L. 2011. Another inconvenient truth: the failure of enforcement systems to save charismatic species. Published in Forum, 2011 Fauna & Flora International, Oryx, 0(0), 1–4 doi:10.1017/S003060531000178X.
2011: THE IVORY DYNASTY: A report on the soaring demand for elephant & mammoth ivory in southern China. Esmond Martin & Lucy Vigne. Commissioned by Elephant Family, The Aspinall Foundation, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Vanity Fair, August 2011: Agony and Ivory. Alex Shoumatoff. Article also on http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/08/elephants-201108.
2005. Esmond Martin and Daniel Stiles: Ivory Markets of Europe. Published by Care for the Wild International & Save the Elephants.
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) Briefing Document for the 61st Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, in Geneva 15th to 19th August 2011. Elephants.
STATUS OF ELEPHANT POPULATIONS, LEVELS OF ILLEGAL KILLING AND THE TRADE IN IVORY: A REPORT TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF CITES. SC61 Doc. 44.2 (Rev. 1) Annex 1

Blood Ivory briefing from Environmental Investigation Agency, published 22 March 2012. Two legal sales of ivory stockpiles have failed to stem the flow of illegal ivory to East Asia, especially to China. In fact, the opposite has occurred, with the sales stimulating the market and contributing to an increase in illegal ivory flows and the poaching of elephants.

In China, the latest legal sale in 2008 has clearly failed to either reduce the price of ivory or curb illegal trade. This failure should be recognised and not repeated. The single biggest threat to elephants is now the largest regulated domestic market.

Samuel Wasser, Joyce Poole, Phyllis Lee, Keith Lindsay, Andrew Dobson, John Hart, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, George Wittemyer, Petter Granli, Bethan Morgan, Jody Gunn, Susan Alberts, Rene Beyers, Patrick Chiyo, Harvey Croze, Richard Estes, Kathleen Gobush, Ponjoli Joram, Alfred Kikoti, Jonathan Kingdon, Lucy King, David Macdonald, Cynthia Moss, Benezeth Mutayoba, Steve Njumbi, Patrick Omondi, Katarzyna Nowak. 2010. Elephants, Ivory, and Trade: Trade decisions made by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species must place science over politics. Science (327) 1331-1332.

Elephants - NATIONAL IVORY ACTION PLANS. Sixty-fourth meeting of the Standing Committee Bangkok (Thailand), 14 March 2013. SC64 Doc. 2. CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES).

UNEP, CITES, IUCN, TRAFFIC (2013). Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis. A Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal. www.grida.no ISBN: 978-82-7701-111-0. (41.3 mb)

 
 
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