Save elephants, stop ivory trade in the USA


This video is called Elephants Never Forget – Animal Action Full documentary – National Geographic 2014.

From eNature.com in the USA:

Save Elephants! Sign Our Petition To End The Ivory Trade That Is Devastating Africa’s Elephants! Take action today!
African Elephant with calf

Most people think ivory was outlawed in the U.S. back in the 1980’s.

But that’s not the case…

Truth is, the U.S. is among the largest markets for ivory. A trade that kills 96 elephants every day.

Dear Friend,

Most Americans think ivory was outlawed in the U.S. back in the 1980s. But most people are wrong…. Truth is, the United States is still among the largest markets in the world for ivory sales. And it’s killing elephants, 96 of them, every single day.

You can help protect Africa’s majestic elephants from this bloody trade by signing this petition!

Legal markets that allow sales of old ivory provide perfect cover for the trafficking of new ivory. It is absolutely critical we shut down these markets- the very survival of African elephants depends on it. Stopping the sale of ivory in the U.S. is long overdue. Tell the Obama administration that you support the currently proposed ban on ivory sales.

Your support of this proposal could be critical to its passage… and the fate of elephants in the wild.

Please sign our petition supporting a ban on the sale of ivory and we’ll forward it to the Secretary of the Interior.

Will you sign our petition urging action to protect Africa’s elephants from the ivory trade?

Sign the petition today and tell Sally Jewell, the Secretary of Interior (who’s in charge of the Fish and Wildlife Service), that you support the proposed ban in ivory sales.

So please sign this petition. By speaking out together, we can help save Africa’s elephants before it is too late.

Thank you for your help– it really can help make a difference! While it may seem like “inside baseball”, reaching out to Secretary Jewell as we are with this petition is the BEST way to ensure she knows that we care about the future of one of Africa’s, and the world’s, most charismatic creatures.

Sincerely,

Robin McVey

Robin McVey
Public Editor, eNature.com

Take action today!

P.S. eNature and Care2.com have teamed up to send periodic updates providing folks ways to help protect America’s wildlife. Please get involved by signing our petition today!

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  6. 25 African countries unite and call for immediate action to save elephants

    Representatives of 25 African countries meetinghave adopted a ground-breaking Declaration demanding a total ban on ivory trade worldwide, The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation have reported. The Cotonou Declaration calls for immediate and decisive action to save the African elephant.

    Representatives from the countries stressed that African elephants are facing the worst crisis since 1989 when all populations were listed on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), banning international ivory trade.

    As a result, elephants are being decimated at an alarming rate throughout Africa, while human lives are being lost in attempts to protect this global flagship species. Protection was weakened in 1997 and 2000 when populations in four Southern Africa countries; Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe were down-listed to less endangered status to allow two sales of ivory stockpiles in 1999 and 2008. Between 2011 and 2013 alone, more than 100,000 elephants were killed for the ivory trade.

    The Cotonou Declaration aims to end this crisis by committing to strengthen collaboration between member States to secure the highest possible protection for all African elephant populations under international law.

    Participants called for a strict ban on all international and domestic ivory trade, including re-listing all African elephant populations as most endangered. They also called on other countries and organisations to support the proposal.

    The coalition also discussed other threats to elephants, particularly human-elephant conflict, as well as the difficulties member States face against determined and well-armed poachers, and in enforcing laws to combat poaching and ivory trade.

    “This is very welcome news,” says DSWF CEO, Sally Case. “DSWF is pleased to be able to support these initiatives wherever possible.”

    About The African Elephant Coalition: the Coalition was established in 2008 in Bamako, Mali. It comprises 28 member countries from Africa united by a common goal: “a viable and healthy elephant population free of threats from international ivory trade.”

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Africa-unite-4-elephants.html

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