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A few weeks ago, I received the results of an investigation which proves where 80% of all the poached ivory from Africa goes.

It takes an undercover journey, with the help of crime syndicates and corruption, to Shui Dong, a coastal city that is a gateway to China and the rest of the world for poached ivory.

The EIA has the evidence and images of the culprits and the raw tusks.

With this in mind, surely it is time to ease the proposed almost total ban on good antique items.

These routes should be closed as a priority and then the ban reassessed, as it distances the link between genuine antiques and the blame attached to collectors and dealers.

Kevin Page