HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory bans
— CITES (@CITES) September 25, 2015
Today, in a White House statement the United States and China made a historic commitment to protect elephants from ivory trade by enacting strong domestic trade controls – once in effect, the commitments will represent near total ivory trade bans. Despite this welcome and truly encouraging news, the elephant conservation community will have to stay engaged to ensure that governments follow through and effectively shut down ivory markets--including imports of elephant hunting trophies.
— Bryan Christy (@BryanChristy) September 25, 2015
This announcement would not have come without the loud, sustained support of the people across the globe demanding better protection for elephants.
— IFAW (@action4ifaw) September 25, 2015
I am grateful to IFAW’s international leaders on this campaign and to our supporters and likeminded organizations all of whom contributed to this historic announcement.
Here are 5 post highlights from the ongoing IFAW global campaign to protect elephants from the commercial ivory trade: