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Mary Rice is the Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency, an NGO based in London and Washington, D.C., that investigates and exposes environmental crime and illegal trade in natural resources.

Stop Stimulating the Ivory Trade; Just Stop Trade

Right now, the subject of ivory trading is on everyone’s lips: to trade or not to trade? There’s also a lot of talk about reducing demand by targeting consumers with awareness campaigns. But no one talks about targeting the individuals, governments, and vested interests that stimulate the trade.