Stop Ivory continues to establish strong communications with MPs and high-level government stakeholders, advocating a clear plan of action developed by Blackstone Chambers for the adoption of a near total ban on ivory sales.
Stop Ivory has worked particularly closely with MP Lisa Cameron, Scottish National Party (SNP) spokesperson for Climate and Justice and member of the Parliamentary Committee for International Development (IDC), and MP Pauline Latham.
Securing their time on a recent business trip to Kenya, we facilitated a meeting with the rangers of Lewa Conservancy and the carers at the Elephant Orphanage run by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This provided first-hand experience of the complex, dependant relationships within elephant families, the impact of the loss of even one to the group, and the lengths to which communities go to on a daily basis to ensure the survival of elephants in the wild. Lisa and Pauline returned to the UK with renewed impetus to continue their campaign to close the UK domestic ivory market.