The Hard Truth: a report on how Hong Kong's ivory trade is fueling the African elephant poaching crisis
September 07, 2015
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A new report by WWF-Hong Kong reveals seven fundamental weaknesses in the regulation of Hong Kong's legal ivory market, which facilitate illegal activities such as the smuggling of ivory from poached elephants in Africa and the laundering of illegal ivory with the city’s legal ivory stock.
Since Hong Kong's flawed ivory market is helping to fuel elephant poaching, WWF is calling on the authorities to ban both the processing and sale of ivory.
The report is a detailed study of the existing regulatory system, supplemented by information provided by individuals who are concerned about illegal wildlife trade.