A call for an EU ivory ban

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Elephants are in crisis.

The continued legal trade in ivory threatens the very existence of elephants in the wild. At least 20,000 elephants die for their tusks every year.

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

Ivory remains on sale in many EU countries in markets, auctions, antique shops and online.

EU is the biggest exporter of ivory to China and Hong Kong, with exports of worked ivory experiencing an alarming increase in the last two years.

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

All EU citizens need to show the European Environment Commissioner 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. We encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

We will then submit all of our European supporters' letters to Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment and Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment for the Republic of Estonia (which currently holds the Semester of Presidency of the EU), so make your voice heard today!

Take action now

Elephants are in crisis.

The continued legal trade in ivory threatens the very existence of elephants in the wild. At least 20,000 elephants die for their tusks every year.

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

Ivory remains on sale in many EU countries in markets, auctions, antique shops and online.

EU is the biggest exporter of ivory to China and Hong Kong, with exports of worked ivory experiencing an alarming increase in the last two years.

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

All EU citizens need to show the European Environment Commissioner 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. We encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

We will then submit all of our European supporters' letters to Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment and Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment for the Republic of Estonia (which currently holds the Semester of Presidency of the EU), so make your voice heard today!


EU Ivory Ban


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