142018Jun

Ivory Bill Committee

Another day on the Ivory Bill Committee and another step closer to introducing one of the world’s strictest bans. The number of elephants has declined by almost a third in the last decade and around 20,000 a year are still being slaughtered because of the global demand for ivory. The UK Government continues to show global leadership in this area and in October will play host to leaders from across the globe at the fourth international conference on the illegal wildlife trade.