In the last two years, there have been major ivory destruction events in the Philippines, China mainland and Hong Kong, Kenya, Gabon, Chad, Belgium, France, the UK and the US. Supporters of IFAW and other groups around the world have marched and signed petitions for better elephant protection.
We all stand together for stronger protection for elephants, and governments around the world are taking action.
Three weeks ago, at an ivory crush in China, the country that consumes the largest amount of ivory, the government announced that it will halt commercial ivory trade. In early 2014, the USFWS announced plans for new regulations on ivory trade within US - another large consumer of ivory products.
But today, elephants are still being killed to feed the ivory market and governments have yet to implement many of these new plans. The global coalition of groups and individuals committed to protecting elephants from poaching need to keep speaking out.