Elephant Infogrpahic (English)
On YouTube here:http://youtu.be/0Xv4BK7YT9Y
ABSOLUTELY NO "LEGAL" IVORY SALES!
Daphne Sheldrick writes:
"With the illegal ivory priced as it is today, driven by the demand in the Far East (particularly China), saving the African elephant is now the responsibility of the international community through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It is beyond the capability of the elephant range states to control the poaching driven by this demand. The sale of all ivory, be it legal or illegal, must be banned totally with those countries that destroy (burn) their ivory stockpiles compensated, and those that don't, punished.
The elephant is an iconic species sharing with us humans many of the same emotions -- the same sense of family and the same sense of death. To kill such an animal for a trinket made from its tooth is an abomination that should be punished severely, particularly in this, the 21st century, when humankind should have at least understood that all species benefit the Earth as a whole and that the Earth does not exist solely for us humans, but is home to many other species who have evolved along with it, and are necessary to its well-being.
People must persuade political representatives who will be making such decisions at CITES to vote to save the elephants rather than being influenced by trade."
~Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in a recent online newspiece August 2012.~
(Source: The Daily Nightly )
The Ecologist: November 8th 2012
As ideas go, the notion that elephant conservation would in any way be best served by making a legal supply of ivory available was unconvincing from the very start says conservationist Mary Rice
"I find it astonishing that we're still debating any merit to legal ivory trading.http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1669938/legal_ivory_trading_severely_undermines_elephant_conservation.html
|Jabu - Botswana. Photo (c) Douglas Groves. used with permission|
Elephant Advocacy Presents: Dying for Ivory. View on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/tmtmmeDNchc
Every day 100 African Elephants die for the trade in ivory.
When the buying stops, the killing can too....
Setiap hari, 100 ekor Gajah Afrika dibunuh untuk pasaran gading gajah.
Apabila permintaan dihentikan, pembunuhan juga akan tamat
हर दिन 100 अफ्रीकी हाथी हाथीदांत में व्यापार के लिए मर जाते हैं.जब खरीद बंद हो जाता है, की हत्या भी कर सकते हैं
As Elephant Advocates there can be no more pressing issue than the rampant slaughter of wild elephants across all African Range States for their tusks. The world watches in horror; or mostly, doesn't watch at all. Every year 35,000 elephants are killed, their faces hacked off and their tusks shipped via Asian nations to (mainly) China for the Illegal Ivory market.
We must call for a total ban on the trade of Ivory, no sale of stockpiles and destruction of ivory stockpiles the world over..
|From Wild Aid|
The Environmental Investigation Agency has just released an important new report showing that the illegal trade in Ivory is flourishing unchecked and unregulated in parts of China. EIA call on the EU and UK to strip China of its "Approved Buyer" status. [read more]
CITES and Trade
to the market to launder illegal Ivory.
At the Conference of Parties 15 (CoP15) in Dohar in March 2010 - Zambia and Tanzania put a proposal on the table to be able to sell their stockpiles and to downlist Elephants from Appendix I to Appendix II. They were supported by Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The proposal failed. This paper Elephants, Ivory and Trade authored by 28 scientists put the case for proper scientific basis to decision making prior to the Cop15. The report is excellent background reading as a scientific case for not allowing the sale of stockpiles or the down listing of Elephants on the Appendices.
EIA reports "CITES remains the main mechanism through which illegal trade in ivory can be addressed and is central to affecting change. The closure of ‘legal’ markets would remove the incentive of many of the largest, most profitable syndicates to poach and traffic ivory, arguably constituting the most decisive, unequivocal way of protecting elephant populations around the globe." [Source]
We must do all we can to call on the Member States to impose a total ban on the trade in Ivory. To support the work of the African Elephant Coalition *countries, the Kenya Elephant Forum, ElephantVoices, EIA, IFAW and other civil bodies with the clout and knowledge to stop the trade in Ivory.
Now more than ever we must provide a clear and united voice to our Governments that we stand for Elephants and call on them in their capacity as Member States (or Parties) to CITES to do all they can to to implement a total ban and effect rigorous pursuit of law and enforcement against all perpetrators of the trade in ivory.