Skin Trade: A worrying new threat to Asian Elephants

10:30am, Tuesday April 24, 2018
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New evidence gathered in Myanmar and China by the UK-based charity Elephant Family, confirms an alarming escalation in the illegal trade in Asian elephant skin. Their new report 'Skinned - The Growing Appetite for Asian Elephants' exposes the rise in poaching to feed the trade, and those who are trading, promoting and profiting from elephant skin products. As well as following the trade chain from the forests of Myanmar deep into China, the report also highlights worrying evidence of possible state-sponsored product licensing.

With an eye-witness report from the 'killing fields' in Myanmar, and the profile of a trader within China, the report provides a startling and comprehensive overview of an emerging, illegal wildlife trade.

Join Belinda Stewart-Cox, Head of Conservation at Elephant Family, for a briefing on the key findings and to receive your copy of the report.

If you are unable to attend the briefing but would like to receive the report and press pack please email: Vicky@elephant-family.org

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