Demand under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Post-Ban 2018

The research for this report conducted between May and July 2018 reveals Chinese citizens claim to have purchased significantly less elephant ivory since the ban was implemented. But the incidence of ivory purchase among regular outbound travelers stands out compared to the other buyers’ segments. While the results of this research show that the ivory ban in China is generating positive changes, more efforts like strengthening market supervision, law enforcement and public education are recommended for to ensure the long-term success of ivory trade ban.