Antique Ivory
May 21 2024 | CINOA

Submission to the EU on CITES Closure of Domestic Ivory Markets

The Disconnection Between Modern Elephant Poaching and Worked Antique Ivory

In the discourse surrounding the conservation of elephants and the ivory trade, a crucial
distinction often overlooked is the separation between the poaching of elephants today and the
circulation of worked antique ivory. This submission aims to remind policy makers of this
disconnection, emphasizing the importance of addressing contemporary poaching
without unjustly penalizing historical artifacts and their legitimate owners.