Tens Of Thousands of Elephants Were Killed Just Last Year. Elephants can’t protect themselves against sophisticated, well-armed poachers. They need protected areas to roam. well-equipped ecoguards and they need you!
Question: How in the wild can we bring elephants back from the brink of extinction?
Answer: Enforce laws that already exist to protect elephants from the devastating illegal ivory trade. Find the enforcement gaps that poachers exploit and close them.
Conservationists from all over the world are debating that question as they gather in Bangkok for the 16th Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
Tell the U.S. delegation to CITES to help ensure that the international laws that can save elephants are enforced.
As a supporter of Wildlife Conservation Society, I implore you to address the dire plight of elephants at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES. CITES data show that 2011 was the worst year for both African elephant slaughter as well as large ivory seizures since record keeping began, and that 2012 was just as bad.