Fact Sheet

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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The reckless trophy hunting of imperiled wildlife in Africa has to stop. Demand that all international air carriers refuse to ship imperiled big game trophies, effective immediately!
Elephants, © Helen M. Mundell
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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.