Say no to ivory trade!
Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers in Africa, to meet the ever-increasing demand in Hong Kong and China for ivory products. Despite it has been 26 years since a ban on the international ivory trade went into effect, the number of elephants has dropped from 1.3 million in 1979 to today’s estimate of 430,000. In China, TNC is working closely with governments and corporate partners to raise awareness of the reality behind and hopefully reduce the demand for ivory, including launching this “Loving Elephant” campaign video with China Southern Airline.
As one of the major retail ivory markets in the world, Hong Kong is critical in the protection of elephants and in reducing the demand for ivory. More African elephants are being killed for ivory than they are being born. These iconic creatures can go extinct if we don’t do anything today. Hear first-hand from TNC’s Africa team about our work in saving the African elephants.