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Judicial review of UK Ivory Act rejected

After months of fundraising to bring legal action, judge dismisses antiques trade's objections to upcoming ban

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Art market

Passions run high as UK's controversial Ivory Act challenged in court

Antiques trade fought for judicial review of proposed ban, due to come into force in the coming months, but draft judgement will not be made until 31 October

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UK museums lose opportunity to buy rare renaissance casket

Cabinet of curiosities cannot go to US because of tough ivory regulations

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After UK's ivory ban, European Commission also considering tighter regulation

Consultation has started with a 62-page report commissioned from wildlife monitoring network

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Ivory

Frankfurt museum acquires more than 200 ivory sculptures

Liebieghaus sculpture museum says the acquisition of Reiner Winkler’s collection is the largest in its history

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UK approves ivory ban

An extension to include hippopotamus, walrus and narwhal ivory will be discussed next year

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$1.3m worth of ivory seized in California—the largest haul since a ban was adopted in the state

The Carlton Gallery of San Diego and a nearby warehouse had hundreds of pieces

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Ivory

The UK’s imminent law against the trade in ivory is a serious threat to liberties, says former Lord Chief Justice

Civilians will be allowed to enter your house, break open containers and use “reasonable force”

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Law

The UK’s ban on ivory sales will not protect the elephants

A spokesman for Traffic, the leading researchers of trade in endangered species, says it is the Asian market that drives the poaching, not the Western market

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Ivory

British Museum accepts collection of 500-plus ivory works—ahead of tough new UK regulations to protect elephants

Donation from the Sir Victor Sassoon Chinese Ivories Trust was not accepted by the museum when it was first offered in the 1950s

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What items will be exempt from the UK's tough new ivory ban?

British dealers have been awaiting the government's announcement—but questions remain how the new regulations will be implemented

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Regulating Russian ivory trade is a mammoth task

Melting of the permafrost in Yakutia has led to a boom in fossil tusk gathering, causing problems for government and conservationists

Podcast

Podcast episode 18: What's the future for ivory antiques?

We explore what new ivory regulations will mean for the art world and meet the 2017 Election Artist Cornelia Parker

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China

Antique ivory not affected by China's complete trading ban

Regulation follows partial ban and intensive public campaign

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Ivory

Ivory-trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin found murdered in Nairobi home

Former UN special envoy for rhino conservation was at the forefront of exposing scale of global black market for animal products