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Consumer Demand for Ivory Remains in Decline, WWF’s Fifth Annual Survey in China Finds

The longest-running annual research of elephant ivory consumers in China — the major market for ivory before the country banned the trade at the end of 2017 — finds that consumer demand for ivory remains on a downward trajectory. WWF, in cooperation with research organization GlobeScan, has conducted the largest ivory consumer survey – 2,000 people in 15 cities – for five consecutive years. This annual survey is the largest assessment of changes in attitudes to ivory consumption, purchasing rates … “Consumer Demand for Ivory Remains in Decline, WWF’s Fifth Annual Survey in China Finds”

Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban

Beijing, China – An annual consumer survey of the elephant ivory trade in China finds that demand for ivory continues to decrease since the country banned domestic trade in 2017 and is now less than half of pre-ban levels. Just 18 percent of consumers surveyed intend to purchase ivory in the future, a significant drop from 43 percent pre-ban. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and research organization GlobeScan, have conducted the largest consumer survey about the elephant ivory trade in China—2,000 people … “Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban”

Ivory Consumption Among Chinese Travelers: Preparing for Post-COVID Tourism

Understanding the drivers that lead to travelers purchasing ivory while abroad can help us target our conservation interventions more effectively. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the travel and tourism industry, with estimates ranging from 60% to 80% decline in international tourism for 2020. In order to make up for this precipitous loss, the sector is preparing for a travel boom once the threat of the pandemic has subsided. “We know very few people have been leaving home this year, … “Ivory Consumption Among Chinese Travelers: Preparing for Post-COVID Tourism”

Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China

Largest-ever Ivory Consumer Survey Also Finds Awareness is Low 12 December 2017 – As a landmark ban on domestic ivory trade comes into effect in China at the end of this month, a TRAFFIC, GlobeScan and WWF survey found that the ban has widespread support from a majority of consumers surveyed and that it is likely to substantially reduce ivory purchase. However, many citizens are unaware of the upcoming ban. The ban is widely hailed by the international community as a game changer that, … “Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China”

Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report

TRAFFIC and WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct research in order to build upon previous consumer analysis and to generate up-to-date insights about ivory consumption and consumer perceptions toward the impending ivory ban. This research seeks to discover the nature of ivory consumption in 15 surveyed cities in China, to understand consumers’ perception towards the ivory ban, and to assess effective massaging and mechanisms for demand reduction. This research will also serve as the foundation of TRAFFIC and WWF’s future behavior change … “Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report”