TRENDING: New digital map tracks illegal ivory trade - beginning from 15 years ago

It focuses only on publicly reported large-scale ivory seizures and thefts from government-held stockpiles, verified where possible

THE London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released a new online resource which maps illegal wildlife trade seizures and incidents relating to elephant ivory.

The interactive map, seen below, depicts global “large-scale” ivory seizures, such as seizures weighing 500kg or more, during the past 15 years (2000-15).

It is important to note that the map focuses only on publicly reported large-scale ivory seizures and thefts from government-held stockpiles, verified where possible. It therefore only represents a fraction of the actual level of trade.

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