Save The Elephants
The purpose of this report is first to present data on the current status of the ivory trade in the major markets of South and South East Asia. These data are needed by relevant government authorities, international and national wildlife conservation organizations and by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in order to comprehend the scale of the ivory market in the respective countries today. ??The second objective is to set a base line of ivory trade indicators from which to assess what is happening to the trade so that future monitoring and evaluation can be carried out on the effectiveness of policies, laws and enforcement activities relating to the internal and international trade in ivory.