Banning ivory sales nationwide is a vital step to ending the ivory trade worldwide. We must do everything we can to ensure future generations grow up in a world where elephants - and our humanity - still thrives.
Once, millions of elephants roamed Africa; now, only a few hundred thousand remain, slaughtered at a rate of 96 each day to feed the world's consumption for unnecessary ivory products.
Ending the ivory trade saves elephants from extinction, benefits future generations and stamps out illicit funding used by transnational criminals and terrorists.
Concurrently we must root out demand, build up eco-friendly communities, invest in nations protecting their environments and empower law enforcement to bring wildlife traffickers to justice by eliminating endangered species trade loopholes. Illegal ivory hides behind the guise of "antique," "bone," "mammoth," and even "jewelry." Once illegal ivory hits the market, we have already lost.
You can help by supporting actions in your state to stem the tide and save elephants. After all, children learn that "E" is for "Elephant" - not "Extinction." Contact your representatives; write letters to the editor; tell your friends and family about the cause. Strong grassroots support from people like you can make all the difference.