Submitted by Alison Dnitino on Jan 28 2014 - 23:37
Jan 28 2014
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade and help protect elephants.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will stage the public destruction at a central London location to highlight the poaching crisis ahead of next month’s high level international summit on illegal wildlife trade to be held in the capital on February 13.
For those who have been following the story of Zolushka, an orphaned Amur tiger rehabilitated and released back to the wild last May with a GPS collar that also transmits a VHF radio signal, a recent report has come in from our colleagues in the Russian Far East.
This is an exciting time for us, as in mid-February, London will be the centre of attention as it hosts some unprecedented events aimed at tackling the elephant poaching crisis and other issues affecting the planet’s wildlife.