96 Elephants

 

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. 

You can stop it. Increasing demand for ivory is fueling the killing of African elephants.  

Approximately 25,000 elephants were killed by poachers in Africa in 2012—an average of 96 elephants each day. 

 

Betty White with AZABut we are not going to let our elephants disappear.  We CAN stop it.  People across the world are herding together with the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect them.  Elephant herds are compassionate, giving, and capable of great feats when they work together, and we can too.  Join us and the 96 Elephants Campaign partners in uniting to help spread the word so that people everywhere will stop buying ivory and end this senseless slaughter.  Click here to learn more about www.96Elephants.org and how YOU CAN STOP IT!  The Zoo did!  And so did over 100 other Zoos!

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the fight

96 Elephants coalition welcomes Arnold Schwarzenegger to the fight to protect elephants from poaching. Schwarzenegger aims to terminate the demand for ivory as only he can do. And his support has come not a moment too soon. A dangerous policy rider has been proposed in the House Interior Appropriations Bill that would undermine efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to curtail the illegal trade of ivory in the United States. The language would roll back FWS efforts to tighten existing regulations on African elephant ivory to the system that existed prior to 2014, ensuring that poached ivory can still be easily sold in U.S. markets after it sneaks through the border. In addition, the language would undermine U.S. diplomatic progress made with China, which represents the best chance for saving African elephants in the wild.
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Without a doubt, we're making real, substantial strides. 

Watch this video and see some of the accomplishments achieved on behalf of elephants in the past year and give yourself a pat on the back. And thank you for being there for elephants.  







March 2014  -  Amazing News! The Obama Administration just announced a federal ban on ivory sales in the U.S. We’re the second-largest ivory market in the world, so this is a huge step. Much of it ends up in Asia, but is often processed here. Demand has pushed the price of ivory to $1,500 a pound. Keep it up—we’re working! YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! Learn as much as possible about elephants and share this information with friends. Choose not to buy ivory or other products from elephants. Contribute to wildlife organizations that study elephants and protect their habitats. Write letters that influence decision makers about elephant conservation. Buy lumber from sustainable sources.