The campaign to end the UK ivory trade is being stepped up locally by new local conservation group Two Million Tusks The group wants MPs to ban the antique ivory trade.
They claim that, following the launch last week of the government consultation, their report will provide conclusive evidence that a full ivory ban is the only option for the UK to stand with the international community and save the elephant from extinction.
The small team investigated the amount of ivory being traded by auction houses in the UK and the extent to which the trade was illegal. They researched, funded and voluntarily prepared a report on the buoyant ivory trade, to be submitted as part of the newly-launched government consultation.
Dorset resident Jane Alexandra, Wiltshire resident Pete Matthews and Hampshire locals Louise Ravula and Susie Laan were quickly noticed by leading charities and conservation groups who are fully supportive of their report and the group.
Later this month, Two Million Tusks, named after the one million elephants killed during 100 years of the modern UK ivory trade, will publish the report ‘Ivory – The Grey Areas’.