Fact Sheet
Elephant

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Elephants

Defenders of Wildlife is working through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to maintain a ban on the sale of ivory as well as on regulations that govern worldwide elephant protection.

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Elephants, © Helen M. Mundell
Support Our Work
As you read this, an African elephant lies dying – yet another victim of a poacher's rifle. Her ivory tusks will be hacked off her still-warm body to fuel an illegal international ivory trade worth millions of dollars.
Elephants, © Helen M. Mundell
How You Can Help
The U.S. is the second largest consumer of illegal ivory in the world. Tell President Obama to crack down on this devastating trade!