The ivory trade generates millions of dollars, which goes in part to support criminal syndicates.
We're active at all levels to stop the illegal ivory chain. That includes everything from supporting law enforcement and case building to monitoring the judiciary and aiding customs officials.
We work with law enforcement to shut ivory trafficking networks in Africa. In January 2017, our Wildlife Crime Unit in northern Congo was part of a big bust that yielded over 150 lbs. of ivory.
At the national level, we are engaged across Africa in helping countries like Gabon, Tanzania, and Uganda develop National Elephant Action Plans and Strategies.
The END Wildlife Trafficking Act, which became law in 2016, is the most significant anti-wildlife trafficking legislation ever passed in the U.S. You made your voices heard and made it happen.
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Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve is home to the country’s only viable elephant population. You can support our efforts to combat poaching and trafficking there and in other crucial strongholds.
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