Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stop Trading Ivory

Despite a 1989 worldwide ban on ivory sales by CITES, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, poaching of African elephants has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 22,000 killed in 2012. According to data presented by CITES at the 2013 African Elephant Summit in Botswana, up to 20% of Africa's elephant population could be wiped out over the next ten years if poaching continues at its current rate. Find out more at

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