Every day across Africa, wild elephants are being slaughtered to meet the insatiable demand for ivory. Entire herds are being poached out of existence to supply the illegal trade of ivory carvings and trinkets in Asia.
The scale of illicit activity is staggering in places like Thailand. Poachers and organized crime syndicates there are making millions of dollars a year, turning this southeast Asian nation into the largest unregulated ivory market in the world.
On March 3, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stood before a crowded hall of delegates attending the opening of an international wildlife trade meeting and told the world that her country will end the trade of ivory in Thailand. This is an enormous step forward in the fight to stop wildlife crime. But there is more to be done.
Please help keep up the pressure to ensure that this promise becomes a reality. Join the "Hands Off My Parts" movement to stop wildlife crime. Sign today HERE