At Catawiki, we are committed to doing what we can for wildlife preservation. African species, particularly elephants and rhinoceroses, are often seen as worst affected by poaching and sadly still killed for their ivory.
We recognise that continuing to list ‘modern day’ ivory for sale at auction could be viewed as in some way contributing to the pressure for poaching.
For this reason, and to maintain a safe buying and selling community, Catawiki has taken the decision to no longer accept any post-1900 elephant ivory in our auctions.
To further explain what kind of ivory items we do and do not accept, we have put together the following guidelines. These guidelines have been carefully drafted to guarantee that only certifiably pre-1900 items are listed at auction.
Read out ivory guidelines here.