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The US Elephant Ivory Market: A New Baseline

A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The study documents the availability, quantity, and price of elephant ivory offered by US-based sellers and includes recommendations directed at US law enforcement agencies to improve regulation of the domestic ivory trade, and to US e-commerce companies and other retailers in an effort to increase knowledge and adherence to relevant state and federal legislation.