Call for an ivory ban in the EU

Call for an ivory ban in the EU

Elephants are in crisis

The continued legal trade in ivory threatens the very existence of elephants in the wild. An elephant died for his tusk every 26 minutes.

The more humans learn about elephants, the more we realize how intelligent, emotive, and social this remarkable species is—and how worthy of protection.

Ivory remains on sale in many EU countries in markets, auctions, antique shops and online. The EU is the biggest exporter of ivory to China and Hong Kong.

The European Commission just released guidelines recommending that EU Member States suspend the (re)export of raw ivory items. IFAW welcome these efforts but actions have to be taken urgently.

All EU citizens need to show the EU Environment Commissioner, and their own governments, that they care about elephants. Stand with us and add your voice to the call for a European ivory ban.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. Please go ahead and adapt this text to make it more personal – but remember stay polite. We will then submit the letters to Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment and to Michael Gove, the UK's environment secretary. Make your voice heard today!

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Elephants are in crisis

The continued legal trade in ivory threatens the very existence of elephants in the wild. An elephant died for his tusk every 26 minutes.

The more humans learn about elephants, the more we realize how intelligent, emotive, and social this remarkable species is—and how worthy of protection.

Ivory remains on sale in many EU countries in markets, auctions, antique shops and online. The EU is the biggest exporter of ivory to China and Hong Kong.

The European Commission just released guidelines recommending that EU Member States suspend the (re)export of raw ivory items. IFAW welcome these efforts but actions have to be taken urgently.

All EU citizens need to show the EU Environment Commissioner, and their own governments, that they care about elephants. Stand with us and add your voice to the call for a European ivory ban.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. Please go ahead and adapt this text to make it more personal – but remember stay polite. We will then submit the letters to Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment and to Michael Gove, the UK's environment secretary. Make your voice heard today!

To Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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