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One elephant is killed every 15 minutes
35,000 elephants were killed in 2012 alone.
At this rate of poaching, elephants will be extinct in less than 5 years.
Illegal ivory trade is fueled by demand. Ivory carving factories in China process more than 220 tons of elephant tusks every year.
In 2008 stockpiles of ivory were approved in a “one-off” sale to China, which created a surge in demand
for the coveted “white gold”.
Soaring prices encourage more
poaching and attract the attention of armed rebel groups, corrupt
government officials, and international criminal organizations. The
profits, in turn, fund other illegal activities elsewhere in the world.
2011 and 2012 were especially lethal years for elephants, smashing
previous records for illegal ivory seizures, typically captured en route
to China. The trend shows no sign of slowing.
We can do something to stop the killing before it’s too late!
-Take Action Now-
United Nations Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species
(CITES) and the Ministers of Environment of the African Range States to
take strong, affirmative and sustained action to help save the elephant
from the very real threat of extinction.
Sign this Petition to call on Chinese Ambassador to help end the demand in China for this deadly trade.
Sign this Petition to tell Google to stop trafficking in ivory immedietly! Google offers thousands of ivory items on its shopping sites around the
world, providing easy markets for illegal ivory.
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