Australia has announced it will soon ban the domestic trade of ivory and rhino horn to curb “back-door” trading.

The announcement came during a global summit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora in Geneva.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee recommended bans in line with the AVAA submission and considerable support from other key advocates within the industry. The AVAA allowed for a united voice to be put forward and is testimony, yet again, to the impact an industry association can have.

We are extremely proud to have been part of this significant decision.

More information about this result can be found here.

The original AVAA submission can be found here.

Additional documents: 
The Parliamentary Joint Committee report (122 pages) can be
Parliamentary Joint Committee media release can be found here.
The AVAA media release from July 2018 can be found here.

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