Ivory Trade Banned in the U.S.

June 2, 2016

Elephants are a little safer today.

Following an executive order in 2013, years of advocacy work, and support of concerned citizens, the Obama administration finalized a federal ban on the sale of ivory in the United States. This is a huge victory for elephants and it comes not a moment too soon.

"The USA is shutting down the bloody ivory market that is wiping out Africa's elephants. The USA is boldly saying to ivory poachers: You are officially out of business," said Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO and member of the President's Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking.

Join us in thanking President Obama and Secretary Jewel for the U.S. ivory ban.

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