Closing strategy : ending ivory trade in Hong Kong

Complete Title: 
Closing strategy : ending ivory trade in Hong Kong
IUCN Publication




Hong Kong was once a prominent trading centre for ivory in the 1970s and 1980s, but the industry contracted considerably following the implementation of CITES trade restrictions in 1990, and waning demand from traditional overseas consumers. However, resurgence in international ivory trade activity in the past decade, both legal and illegal, have also reinvigorated Hong Kong’s local ivory market. This has led many conservation advocates to campaign for a ban on ivory trade in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government’s proposal to phase out local ivory trade, which was first announced in January 2016 and developed in June 2016, as well as additional enforcement and licensing measures, would be a significant commitment if passed through Hong Kong’s Legislative Council. This report presents an assessment of commercial ivory trade in Hong Kong. Market surveys of ivory outlets were conducted during two periods—August and December 2015—with a rapid survey in November 2016 revisiting most of the same shops. 

Hong Kong : TRAFFIC, 2017
Physical Description: 
x, 35p. : ill.
Publication Year: 

Includes bibliographic references

Geographic keywords:

Call number:

Online Metrics:

Record created: 2017/05/01
Record updated: 2021/07/12