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New restrictions proposed on ivory trade

Action: Wildlife Conservation

August 5, 2015   Action Alert ID# 256

 

A landmark 2014 study has confirmed the horrifying reports from Africa: In just three years more than 100,000 elephants were slaughtered to feed a growing demand for their ivory, now worth more per pound than gold. The good news is that the Obama administration has stepped up with a new set of proposed rules to address the problem.

Legal domestic markets for ivory provide cover for illegal ivory from poached elephants, so halting demand for ivory products in the United States is crucial to saving elephants in Africa. That's why the Obama administration has proposed new regulations to virtually eliminate ivory sales across state lines.

The new rules are a much-needed step for elephant conservation, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could do even more. Genetic evidence shows there are actually two species of elephants in Africa -- forest and savannah elephants -- both on the path to extinction.

August 5, 2015   Action Alert ID# 256

 

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