It’s World Elephant Day!
But…did you know that around 55 African elephants
are killed a day?
Illegal wildlife trade is destroying some of the world’s
most iconic species including elephants, who are poached
for their tusks, driven by the demand for ivory.
Last year, over 60,000 of you signed our Stop Ivory
Trade petition, successfully calling for a strong ivory
trade ban in the UK. It’s now time to take this to the next level.
Today we’ve launched a new petition to call on global
leaders to stamp out wildlife crime at an important
conference on illegal wildlife trade in London this October.
Will you join our fight to end illegal wildlife trade?
|Did you know that as well as being killed
for ivory, elephants are also being poached
for their skin?
In Myanmar, Asian elephants of all ages are targeted
by poachers for their skin and other body parts.
The skin is used to make creams, consumed as medicine
and polished into jewellery.
But we’re taking action.
In response to the poaching crisis, WWF-Myanmar has
been working to tackle the poaching, including the
introduction of 220 rangers in 18 different base camps
that has helped to protect elephants.
The illegal wildlife trade is devastating elephants
worldwide. We need global leaders to take urgent action
to end this terrible illegal trade.
Will you help us?