Gift Giving, Social Status Drive Global Ivory Demand, New National Geographic/GlobeScan Study Finds: Research Conducted in China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and United States. Elephant Populations Face Further Peril if Trends Continue.

A new international analysis of consumer ivory demand released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan presents empirical evidence that there is a substantial ivory market driven by ivory’s perceived suitability for gift giving and the social status ...