There are just four members of Two Million Tusks, we volunteer our time and self fund the group:
Jane Alexandra, Louise Ravula, Pete Matthews and Susie Laan.
We're a small team of concerned citizens. Having individually been involved in anti-ivory campaigning, we decided to join forces to investigate the amount of ivory being traded by auction houses in the UK and the extent to which the trade was illegal. Formed in 2016, we were quickly noticed by leading elephant conservation charities, who are fully supportive of us and our work.
Two Million Tusks' is named after the one million elephants killed during 100 years of the modern UK ivory trade.
Chief Inspector Martin Sims, Head of the National Wildlife Crime Unit, (NWCU) is supportive of the study: “Two Million Tusks has highlighted significant issues within the antique industry whereby many auction houses try to sell ivory without even knowing the law nor the provenance/proof of age of the items they are trying to sell.”