Environment Secretary proposes a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to elephant poaching.
Ban will prohibit the sale of ivory items of all ages. Plans will put the UK at the forefront of global efforts to address the drastic decline in the elephant population. The UK will impose a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of elephants, under plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today.
The proposals will protect elephants and help combat poaching by removing opportunities for criminals to trade illegally-poached ivory. Today’s plans will be subject to a 12-week consultation and cover items of all ages, not only those created after a certain date.