Ivory Trade

Banning the Ivory Trade

Elephant Family has partnered with WildAid to call for all countries to put an end to elephant poaching and to enforce a global ban on all 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 the world's leaders will come together at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in South Africa and vote on a global ivory sales ban. There are a number of ways you can help:  

  • Support us on FacebookTwitter and #JoinTheHerd movement.
  • 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.
"Both Asian and African elephants are under threat. We must act now to put a stop to ivory trade across the globe. No one needs an elephant tusk but an elephant." - CEO of Elephant Family, Ruth Powys, at the Ivory Burn in Kenya, April 2016