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24 May 2018

Commenting on the Bill introduced to Parliament today on the UK Ivory Ban, Tanya Steele, Chief Executive at WWF said: 

“Every day we lose 55 African elephants, slaughtered for their ivory. If we want to ensure this majestic animal still roams a generation from now, we must shut down domestic ivory markets around the world. The London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference this October can be a catalyst for that, but progress towards a UK ban is essential if we are to persuade other countries to take action. It’s great to see this Bill being introduced to the Commons, and we hope it now passes speedily through Parliament to become law.”

For more information please contact: 

Natalie Corp | ncorp@wwf.org.uk | 07760389461

or

Jonathan Jones | jjones@wwf.org.uk | 07835291907

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