Banning the Ivory Trade
Every 15 minutes an elephant is murdered for its tusks to fuel the demand in illegal ivory trade across Asia. Trafficking in endangered species has become the fourth largest illegal business in the world after drugs, weapons and humans and in less than a decade elephants from the wild may become extinct.
What you can do
In September 2018 the world’s leaders came together at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in South Africa and voted on a global ivory sales ban.
The debate between African nations highlighted some deep-rooted differences in opinion on whether ivory trade should be allowed, but in a hugely positive outcome for wildlife conservationists, the ban was upheld.
There are a number of ways you can help:
- Support us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Grow the herd by tweeting to leaders and place pressure on countries to ban global ivory sales.
- Donate now and help us put a stop to elephant poaching.