Trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn

19 September 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-844-1

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Corrigendum - Tabled 17 January 2019 - (PDF 1MB)

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Committee membership (PDF 81KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
Recommendations (PDF 39KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 40KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Report summary
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 486KB)

The illegal wildlife trade
The illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn
International trade regulatory framework
The application of CITES in Australia
17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Australia's domestic trade regulations

Chapter 3 - International trade control framework (PDF 166KB)

International efforts
The United Kingdom: a model of best practice?
Constitutional considerations

Chapter 4 - Domestic trade control framework (PDF 146KB)

Elephant ivory and rhino horn: an unregulated domestic market
At-risk industries
Societal and cultural change

Chapter 5 - Other related matters (PDF 213KB)

Current enforcement and border control measures
Compliance, seizure and trade data
CITES permit system and provenance documentation
Education initiatives

Chapter 6 - Committee views and recommendations (PDF 75KB)

Industry practice
Radiocarbon dating
Screening for elephant ivory and rhino horn

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 10KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Additional Information

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3419