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Ivory trade
Public urged to surrender ivory in UK-wide scheme

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has launched a campaign urging the public to surrender ivory products that they might have at home.

The charity believes that it is now vital that the British public stand up for elephants by helping to end consumer demand for ivory products and keep up the pressure for a domestic ban on the ivory trade.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director of IFAW, said: ‘Time really is running out for elephants and if we do not act now it will be too late. Historically ivory has been seen by many as a status symbol …

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