Stop The Ivory Trade
The facts are truly shocking. Poachers are killing around 20,000 African elephants each year to feed the illegal trade in ivory. That’s an average of 55 elephants every day, or one every 25 minutes. We need to stop this terrible crime, and we urgently need your help.
The criminals are cunning and determined. They smuggle the sawn-off elephant tusks through Africa’s ports, mainly into Asia. They’re carved into jewelry, ornaments and other trinkets – everything from napkin rings to bangles. The finished items are sought after in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and other countries, where ivory is seen as a luxury status symbol and there’s huge demand for it.Donate now to support our vital work with TRAFFIC – the global organisation focused purely on wildlife trade. Together we’re working at all points of the illegal trade chain to beat the wildlife criminals.