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Over the past year you have clearly set out the trade’s abhorrence of poaching and the illicit trade in poached ivory.

You have eloquently reflected the urgent need for a reasoned debate on how best to implement legislation which will ensure the survival of endangered species and protect the lawful trade in pre-1947 artefacts of historical and cultural significance.

Your coverage is a much-needed step forward in presenting a calm and reasoned exposition of the issues.

Marco Forgione

Chief executive