THE OFTEN-OVERLOOKED IVORY TRADE – A RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN HIPPO IVORY

On 23 April, TRAFFIC published a report which says that tther ivory trades often overshadow the hippopotamus ivory trade.  Following several developments surrounding hippos and the trade in ivory, there has been increased interest in this often-overlooked trade. Research assessed quantities of hippo ivory internationally traded between 2009 and 2018 and identified the major exporting and importing countries/territories. The research also sought to estimate the equivalent number of animals or offtake from the wild hippo population based on the quantities of ivory international traded.  It found that hippo ivory was predominantly exported from east and southern African range states to Asia, Europe, and North America. Much of the hippo ivory was re-exported to countries/territories within the EU, Hong Kong, Turkey, and the US.  

https://www.traffic.org/site/assets/files/14405/the_often_overlooked_ivory_trade.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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