An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade

An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ biggest markets for ivory sales – and therefore one of this country’s prime drivers of the elephant poaching crisis. In this groundbreaking study, investigators with IFAW, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Humane Society International seek to uncover a previously-marginalized, but crucial, aspect of the trade: online ivory sales. The results are startling, and paint a fuller picture of Hawaii’s role in one of the most pressing conservation issues of our time.