Surveying the Chinese Ivory Trade

Confiscated illegal ivory tusks. Courtesy of D. Willetts, IFAW.

This project funds an investigation by experts commissioned by Wildlife Conservation Network to determine why average retail prices for raw ivory in China have tripled in the last four years, reaching $2,100 per kilo by May.

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