New Government Consultation on Sales of Ivory in the UK

The Government has just launched a new consultation on sales of ivory in the UK, which will run until 29 December.

Many highly respected galleries feel totally in favour of a ban on the movement and trading of ivory dating from the last 30 years, but believe that anything made partly or wholly from ivory over 30 years ago should be granted immunity provided it has the requisite CITES permit.

Anyone with an interest in this area should respond to the government request for feedback on the trade of ivory.

The consultation document can be found at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/international/banning-uk-sales-of-ivory