Ivory Trade

Since the 1989 trade ban, the price of ivory has increased

Banning the Ivory Trade

Every 15 minutes an elephant is murdered for its tusks to fuel the demand in illegal ivory trade across Asia. Trafficking in endangered species has become the fourth largest illegal business in the world after drugs, weapons and humans and in less than a decade elephants from the wild may become extinct.

What you can do

In September 2018 the world’s leaders came together at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in South Africa and voted on a global ivory sales ban.

The debate between African nations highlighted some deep-rooted differences in opinion on whether ivory trade should be allowed, but in a hugely positive outcome for wildlife conservationists, the ban was upheld.


There are a number of ways you can help:  

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  • Grow the herd by tweeting to leaders and place pressure on countries to ban global ivory sales.
  • Donate now and help us put a stop to elephant poaching.
“Both Asian and African elephants are under threat. We must act now to put a stop to ivory trade across the globe. No one needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.” – CEO of Elephant Family, Ruth Powys, at the Ivory Burn in Kenya, April 2016