Sydney, Australia, 21 February 2014—Federal environment investigators yesterday seized illegal ivory products with an estimated value of up to $80,000.
Following several months of investigation, officers from the federal Department of the Environment, with the assistance of NSW Police, executed warrants at two locations in inner Sydney where they found a large number of illegal carved ivory ornaments and jewellery.
CAWT partners seek to address the growing threats to wildlife from poaching and illegal trade, working individually and jointly toward achieving the Coalition's goals, with each partner acting where it can contribute most effectively. The CAWT organisation is not directly involved in any enforcement activities.
The Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT) aims to focus public and political attention and resources on ending the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products