Save The Elephants
This report presents the results of the third in a series of surveys that describe the status and trends of the elephant ivory trade in a region of the world, in this case East Asia. The previous reports covered Africa (Martin and Stiles 2000; Stiles and Martin 2001) and South and South East Asia (Martin and Stiles 2002; Stiles and Martin 2002). ??The places surveyed for this report were Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and South Korea. The purpose of these ivory trade surveys is to gather data on a set of indicators that portray the scale of the market in ivory in order that governments, wildlife conservation organizations and CITES representatives can appreciate the extent to which ivory is traded in selected countries.